Franklin “Paschal” Bottoms

Franklin "Paschal" Bottoms
Franklin “Paschal” Bottoms

Franklin “Paschal” Bottoms, 80, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, April 12, 2020 surrounded by his family. Paschal was born in Amarillo, TX on October 19, 1939 to Franklin and Josephine Bottoms. He graduated from Price Academy in 1957 in Amarillo. He proudly served in the Army after graduation.

Paschal married Mary Kathryn Miller on August 1, 1964 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Amarillo.  Over their 56 years of marriage, they had three children and three grandchildren.  Paschal retired from Pantex in 2006 and after retirement, he and Mary Kay loved to travel going to Germany, Prague, Austria, and Ireland. An avid photographer, Paschal loved to take pictures of their travels and of his family. Paschal was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.

Paschal was preceded in death by his parents, a brother John Bottoms from Lubbock, TX and a son, Marty in 1987.  He is survived by his wife Mary Kay, daughters Suzanne (Mike) Schwettmann and Elizabeth (Greg) Ragland; grandchildren Ryan Schwettmann, Blake Schwettmann, and Caroline Ragland. He adored his family and his favorite conversations were always about his grandkids.

Paschal bravely fought his battle with cancer to the end, never losing his faith or his will to live. Go forth, good and faithful servant.

Private interment services will be held Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 11am in Llano Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the High Plains Food Bank or a favorite charity of your choice.


13 Replies to “Franklin “Paschal” Bottoms”

  1. Mary Kay, Suzzanne and Elizabeth,
    I am so so sorry to hear of the passing of Paschal and your dad. Paschal was a loving and kind person. It has been awhile, but I vividly remember his smile. He will be dearly missed by so many. I pray God gives you pease and comfort during this hard time.
    My prayers always,
    Susan Tribble

  2. Paschal was a good man with a good heart. God Bless Paschal and his loved ones.

    Tim-Cebu, Philippines

  3. Mary Kay so sorry to hear of Pascals passing.

    I have many childhood memories of all the cousins gathering at Grandmas.. Always loud and fun..

  4. I enjoyed working with Paschal for many years. He was a hard worker with a great sense of humor. Prayers for the family.

  5. Dear Mary Kay and Family,

    We are thinking of all of you in your loss.
    David always enjoyed his carpool time with Paschal.
    Love, David and Loretta

  6. Paschal was a wonderful person and friend and I enjoyed working at Pantex with him. My most sincere condolences to Mary Kay, his children and grandchildren. May he rest in peace.

  7. May Kay and Family,
    My wife and I want to express our sincere condolences to ya’ll. I worked with Pascal in the early 80s in Development and then off and on when he went to another area. He was someone that you could count on and always had a smile for you.
    Ron Zerm
    Your up the street neighbor

  8. Mary Kay and family, the family and friends of St..Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City,KS., extend our heartfelt sympathy! God Bless you all!
    Janet Kliesen, Emeritus Alumni Director but a friend always!!!

  9. Pascal was such a wonderful person to work with. He was my cubicle mate for a few years at Pantex. He was always joking and ornery. And so proud of those grandkids❤️

  10. Please accept my personal condolences.

    I also want you to know that the Alumni Group for Price Memorial College, St. Mary’s Academy and Alamo Catholic High School have been notified.

    Prayers of peace and comfort.

  11. It was an honor and a joy to know Paschal. Our love and sympathies to Mary Kay and all the family. May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

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