Founder of Dixie fire laid to rest

By Jamey Boyum - email

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The founder of the Dixie Fire Department was laid to rest Wednesday with full honors.

Karl Butts volunteered with the department for 34 years until he lost his battle with cancer earlier this month. KLTV's Jamey Boyum was there as friends and family said goodbye. Click on the video in the upper right-hand corner of this page to watch the ceremony.

Karl Butts was retired from Kelly Springfield and served in the Army during Vietnam.

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