William Boutwell, 76, passed away at his home in Kosciusko, MS, Sunday, June 11, 2023 after a battle with cancer. Funeral Services are 2:00 pm Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at Culpepper Funeral Home in Kosciusko with burial to follow at Marvin Chapel Cemetery (Attala Rd 2247 ) Kosciusko, MS. Visitation is from 12 noon until service time Wednesday.
William was proceeded in death by his parents, David (Buddy) Boutwell and Thelma Love Boutwell of Isola, Mississippi and Seguin, Texas. William was born in Holly Ridge, MS on March 7, 1947. William was a brother, a Daddy, a Paw Paw and a friend who loved his family, Jesus Christ and the people with whom he worked. He was also a husband sometime, maybe several times. His greatest treasures were his children and grandbabies.
William is survived by his sons, William (Bill) Boutwell and wife Holly of Savannah, TN, Clinton Lee Boutwell of Gulf Breeze, FL, and one daughter Alicia Camille Boutwell Bain and husband Kenneth Bain of Kosciusko, MS. Five sisters, yep five: Edna Ruth (Eddi) Settles (Don) of Corning, AR., Flora Ann Hutcherson of Covington, LA, Brenda Looper (Gilbert) of Inverness, MS, Yvonne Dana (Richard) of Inverness, MS and Vicki Love Benson (Zachery) of Bay City, Texas. William is also survived by nine grandchildren and lots of cousins, nieces and nephews.
William was a member of the First Baptist Church in Isola where he was baptized at the age of 12. He was a Royal Ambassador and enjoyed singing in the children's choir. Later in life, he and his wife moved to Whitehouse Texas in 1978 and started a family there. They joined Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Tyler, Texas. Until his health started failing, he loved attending Crestview Church in Kosciusko, MS. If you knew William, he would share with you the stories how Jesus intervened so many times in his life.
William attended Isola Consolidated School. In 1965 he joined the Mississippi National Guard and completed his service in 1972. He began his employment history as a laborer working with his future father-in-law erecting cotton gins and seed houses. He soon started working for a metal building manufacturer which he enjoyed. After working in estimating and erection William went into sales in 1984. He was blessed to have worked for top tier companies. In 2010 he started his own business, Metal Building Systems, LLC which until his passing has sold buildings in several US States. When he was not working he enjoyed fishing, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren. He loved good country music, especially a good two stepping song, and he loved to share those dances with his daughter, Camille.
William requested in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to Crestview Church, Kosciusko, MS.