Butch DeMoss was a memorable face on Street Outlaws, even after his sudden demise. His legacy on the show was revived during a two-hour special of Street Outlaws on Discovery Channel.
|About Butch Lynn DeMoss|
|Known As||Butch DeMoss|
|Birth||November 4, 1973 Edmond, Oklahoma|
|Death||January 29, 2017 Guthrie|
|Children||Andrew Chevy DeMoss, Crystal Raylynn DeMoss|
|Siblings||Jeffrey DeMoss, Mike DeMoss|
|Parents||Elaine DeMoss, Rick DeMoss|
|Job||Street Car Racer (Street Outlaws)|
|Works For||Street Outlaws, Rick’s Automotive|
Street Outlaws is winding back the clock in an epic throwback special. Fans revisited the time when the show first started and saw the rare on-screen moments of those racers whose time was cut short.
Butch DeMoss first appeared on Street Outlaws in season 2 before his untimely death at the age of 43. Since the special aired last night (May 21), fans have been missing this drag racer.
Who Is Butch DeMoss from Street Outlaws?
Butch Lynn DeMoss was born on November 4, 1973, in Edmond, Oklahoma. Butch and his brothers, Mike and Jeffrey DeMoss, were raised by their parents, Rick and Elaine DeMoss in Guthrie.
He once said that his dad got him interested in drag racing. Judging from old throwback photos Butch had posted on Facebook, his dad was nothing short of a gearhead himself. Butch saw his dad as his hero.
Butch graduated from Guthrie High School and worked as a mechanic at Rick’s Automotive. It’s possibly a family business named after Butch’s dad, who passed away.
DeMoss and his 1966 Chevelle first appeared on Street Outlaws during season 2. Around the time of his death, he was driving the Twisted Texan Chevy Lumina at no prep races.
Butch DeMoss’ Wife and Family
Butch DeMoss was married to Misty Pryor, a registered nurse in Oklahoma. They are parents to a son, Andrew Chevy DeMoss, and a daughter, Crystal Raylynn DeMoss.
Misty acquired her nursing science degree in 2015, but it’s not known where she currently works. She posted a selfie on May 4 with a caption, “I am a nurse.”
Andrew DeMoss graduated from high school this May. It looks like he shares his father’s love for muscle cars. Perhaps he’ll debut on Street Outlaws soon!
Butch DeMoss’ Death
The drag racing community was shocked to hear that Butch DeMoss had passed away on January 29, 2017. The 43-year-old was reportedly found dead in his home of unknown causes.
James “Doc” Love from the Street Outlaws cast was one of the many people from the racing community who expressed their condolences.
Thunder Valley Raceway Park, where Butch spent a lot of time, released a statement about his death, which read, “Long time racer, Butch DeMoss, passed away earlier this morning. Butch was an avid racer and had recently driven his Twisted Texan deep into a tough field at Outlaw Armageddon. He was a great friend to many people at Thunder Valley and he will be deeply missed.”
Another Street Outlaws star, Tyler “Flip” Priddy, passed away from undisclosed circumstances. A lack of statement has also led to several speculations about his cause of death.
Butch DeMoss’ cause of death was not disclosed by his family or Street Outlaws either. However, his friend from high school tweeted that the drag racer passed away of a heart attack.
Butch’s funeral was held on February 3, 2017, at Bible Baptist Church in his hometown. His Facebook page is kept active in his memory.
Misty DeMoss put Butch DeMoss’ car for sale at $15,000 through a Facebook post.
A GoFundMe page was set up to raise money for Butch DeMoss’ funeral expenses and support his family. The page had raised over $2,885 towards their $15,000 goal.