Claude "Butch" Lightfoot, 80, of Forsyth died Sunday, November 11, 2018 at
his residence. Services will be private.
Claude Taylor Lightfoot was born Wednesday May 18, 1938 in Corona, CA.
He attended school in Corona and graduated from the Corona High School
with the class of 1957. He then enlisted in the US Air Force and served until
1962. While in the military, he married Carolee Bartlett, a girl he had known
since the second grade. Claude was transferred to the George AFB in
Victorville, CA. While in the service he worked as a ground equipment
repairman. Following his honorable discharge in 1962, he and Carolee moved
to Placentia, CA where he worked for the Atlantic Research Corporation as a
Calibration Tech. In 1965 he was transferred to Moab, UT where he ran a
Calibration Lab. In 1974 he and Carolee opened a TV and appliance store,
"Lightfoot TV and Appliance" in Moab. They closed in 1988 and moved to
Payson, AZ until 1995. Together they bought a sail boat and lived in the
Caribbean for a year. They then resided in Eagle Point, OR until 2006 when
they moved to Forsyth.
Claude was an easy-going, funny, awesome and all-around good guy that
enjoyed building RC Model Airplanes, sailing, traveling, building dune buggy
bodies and woodworking. He was a former president of the Rotary Club in
Moab and was a member of the Elks Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Carolee of Forsyth; two sons, Dennis Lightfoot
and wife, Stella Ann of Moab, UT, Kevin Lightfoot and wife, Tracey of
Forsyth; two daughters, Terri Nunn and husband, Barry Setzer of Moab and
Pamela Schocknmyer and husband, Jerry also of Moab; Thirteen
grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials in memory of Claude Lightfoot may be made to Alzheimer's
Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral
Home, Forsyth, MO.
Claude "Butch" Lightfoot
May 18, 1938 - November 11, 2018
15945 U.S. Hwy 160 ~ Forsyth, MO. 65653 ~ (417) 546-6250
Kissee-Schofield-Eakins Funeral Home