Monday, September 19, 2016

Obituary - DeWayne Leon Gifford

DeWayne L. Gifford
DeWayne L. Gifford, 82 of Butler, Missouri passed away September 18, 2016 at his home in Butler. Graveside funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Westville Cemetery in Westville, Oklahoma where Mr. Gifford was born. There is no visitation. 

Friends may sign the register book at Mullinax Funeral Home in Butler from now until time of service. Contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at

DeWayne Leon Gifford was born June 29, 1934 in Westville, Oklahoma, son of Hershel and Thelma (Stevens) Gifford Swinney.

DeWayne attended Westville High School, and was united in marriage October 1, 1955 to Mary L. Fink. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 – 1960. He was a lifetime member of Carpenters Local #315 and was a Master Mason from May 27, 1969 to present.

DeWayne was preceded in death by his father, Hershel Gifford; his step-mother Anna Gifford; his mother Thelma Swinney; sister Beulah Woodward; and brothers Ronald Gifford, Hollis Gifford and Robert Gifford. He is survived by his wife Mary L. Gifford of Butler; son Bryon Gifford; daughter Brenda Herman and son-in-law Jerry Herman; sister Lola Birticel; grandchildren Cody Gifford, Casey Gifford, Kendra Herman, and Joel Herman; and great-grandchildren Carson, Jonah, Jackson, and Cooper.