James Franklin Dutton, August 12, 1937~November 14, 2023

Nov 16, 2023

James Franklin Dutton, 86, of Goshen passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at home surrounded by loved ones. He was born August 12, 1937 in Anaheim, CA to Clifford and Oleta Dutton.

Jim married the late Kathy (Cook) Dutton May 6, 1960. They raised two daughters together, Belinda Stout and Melissa Dash. He worked for Arkansas Western Gas 25 plus years until retirement in 2000. After retirement he enjoyed carving, fishing, and watching the Razorbacks. He was a wonderful brother to Shirley, Jerry and Danny. You could count on him to be at all the sporting events for his grandkids, great-grandkids and nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his daughter Belinda Stout of Prairie Grove; 7 grandchildren and their spouses, Brandy Stout with Eric Abalos, Cassie Facio with Kenneth Noisewater, Seth Dash, Sarah Dash, Rhonda Stout, Derek “Bubba” Stout, and Cortney Garcia; great-grandchildren Kassi, Kameron, Kalani, Issac, Eric “Peanut”, Larry, Ashley, Isabel, Kaylee, Mika, Melissa, Secret, Garret, Elton, Anela, Jayden “J.J”, Aubree, Skylar, Hunter, Christian, Emma, Maddison, Gabriella, and Xander; 4 great-great-grandchildren Cali, Ben,William, and Rain; as well as many others he considered family.

He is preceded in death by his wife Kathy Dutton; parents Cliford and Oleta Dutton; daughter Melissa Dash; and granddaughter Misty Stout.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Friday, November 17, 2023 at Beard’s Chapel.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Beard’s Chapel with Pastor Luke George and Brad Dutton officiating. Interment will follow in Goshen Cemetery.

5 Condolences

  1. Brenda Massey

    My condolences to Belinda and all the family, there are no words I can say that will comfort you, but I can pray

  2. Donna Brt

    Prayers for the Family and friends 🙏

  3. Kim Kisor

    I am very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  4. Dionne Brouwer

    I will truly miss you from the day I met your daughter she talked about you. I loved you then I met you and I loved you more your kind heart your goodies, a Christmas, but most of all your smile and your great hugs then you told me that I could be one of your kids I know that everybody that met you loved you because you were so easy to love and you loved others. Your carving ability was outstanding. In fact, I wanted one of your little Santa Claus us and Belinda surprised me one year for Christmas. She got you to carve two little figurines for me now I will look at them and cherish them forever. Your memory will always be with me , it’s really hard to say goodbye to you, but your memory will live on forever. I will never forget you until we meet again love you always and forever. I’ll watch over Belinda as she’s watched over me. know that you were with the love of your life and your daughter. Love you.


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