Carl Wayne (Bubba) Climer

Carl Wayne (Bubba) Climer, 77, died Saturday, March 3, 2018 at his home in Van Alstyne.

Carl was born on April 3,1940 and was raised in Anna. He married the love of his life Ann Whitfield on June 12, 1965. He retired from the United States Army in 1982 after serving 18 years and two tours in Vietnam. In the Army, he traveled to 16 countries. He loved to fly airplanes, travel, plant his garden, but more than anything he loved his Annie.

He is preceded in death by his parents Willard Climer and Dorothy Climer, his brother Curtis Climer and sister Patsy Cochran-Climer. He is survived by his loving wife Ann Whitfield-Climer of Van Alstyne; sister: Barbara Jones and husband Jim of Sherman, Daughter Carla Climer of Whitesboro, son Bobby Baker and wife Cindy of Van Alstyne, daughter Terrie Gaston-Coffin of Garland, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2018 at Scoggins Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Raymond Horne officiated and burial will followed at the Van Alstyne Cemetery. The family received friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were Jeff Atkins, Dusty Baker, Bill Rawlings, Bo Baker, Floyd Purser and James Gaston.

Services were under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory, 637 W. Van Alstyne Parkway, Van Alstyne, Texas, 903-482-5225. You may sign the online guest book at