Thomas Doyle “Butch” Eilts, 72, of Lampasas died June 7, 2018 at Metroplex Hospital in Killeen.

Graveside funeral service was June 13 at Hillsdale Cemetery near Izoro. Sneed Funeral Chapel had charge of arrangements.

Mr. Eilts was born Feb. 7, 1946 in Killeen, the son of Delbert Eugene Eilts and Ora Lee (Edmondson) Eilts. He grew up in Lampasas and graduated from high school here.

He joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served during the Vietnam War period. After being discharged, he lived in California and was employed with the California prison system for 33 years.

Mr. Eilts is survived by his son, Thomas Eilts of Georgia; a grandson, Devon; one brother, Robert “Buster” Eilts of Giddings; a sister, Carol Eilts of California; and an aunt, Bonnie McNiel of Lampasas.