Even after his untimely death, Butch DeMoss was a memorable face on Street Outlaws. His legacy on the show was revived during a two-hour Street Outlaws special on the Discovery Channel.
In an epic throwback special, Street Outlaws turns the clock back. Fans went back in time to when the show first aired and saw rare on-screen moments of those racers whose careers were cut short.
Butch DeMoss made his first appearance on Street Outlaws in season 2 before passing away at the age of 43. Fans have been missing this drag racer since the special aired last night (May 21).
Butch DeMoss from Street Outlaws: Who Is He?
Butch Lynn DeMoss was born in Edmond, Oklahoma on November 4, 1973. Butch and his two brothers, Mike and Jeffrey DeMoss, were raised in Guthrie by their parents, Rick and Elaine DeMoss.
He once stated that his father sparked his interest in drag racing. Butch’s father, based on old Facebook throwback photos, was nothing short of a gearhead himself. Butch regarded his father as a hero.
Butch went to Rick’s Automotive after graduating from Guthrie High School. It could be a family business named after Butch’s late father.
During Season 2, DeMoss and his 1966 Chevelle first appeared on Street Outlaws. He was driving the Twisted Texan Chevy Lumina at no prep races at the time of his death.
Butch DeMoss’ Wife and Children
Butch DeMoss was married to Misty Pryor, an Oklahoma registered nurse. They have a son named Andrew Chevy DeMoss and a daughter named Crystal Raylynn DeMoss.
Misty received her nursing science degree in 2015, but it is unknown where she is currently employed. On May 4, she posted a selfie with the caption, “I am a nurse.”
This May, Andrew DeMoss graduated from high school. He appears to share his father’s passion for muscle cars. Perhaps he’ll make his debut on Street Outlaws soon!
Death of Butch DeMoss
On January 29, 2017, the drag racing community was shocked to learn that Butch DeMoss had died. The 43-year-old was discovered dead in his home from unknown causes.
Many people in the racing community expressed their condolences, including James “Doc” Love from the Street Outlaws cast.
“Long time racer, Butch DeMoss, passed away earlier this morning,” Thunder Valley Raceway Park, where Butch spent a lot of time, said in a statement. Butch was a racing enthusiast who had recently driven his Twisted Texan deep into a tough field at Outlaw Armageddon. He was a dear friend to many at Thunder Valley, and he will be greatly missed.”
Tyler “Flip” Priddy, another Street Outlaws star, died under mysterious circumstances. The absence of a statement has also fueled speculation about his cause of death.
Butch DeMoss’ cause of death was not revealed by either his family or Street Outlaws. However, a high school friend tweeted that the drag racer died of a heart attack.
Butch DeMoss of Street Outlaws died of a heart attack, according to a tweet from Gundy’s Visor. Credits:Twitter/Gundy’sVisor
Butch’s funeral was held at Bible Baptist Church in his hometown on February 3, 2017. In his memory, his Facebook page remains active.
Misty DeMoss advertised Butch DeMoss’ car for sale on Facebook for $15,000.
A GoFundMe page was created to raise funds for Butch DeMoss’ funeral expenses and to provide support to his family. The page had raised more than $2,885 of their $15,000 goal.