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.