Harold Clinton “Clint” Butler, age
85, of Lamar, Mo. went to his heavenly home on Monday, March 27, at Mercy
McCune-Brookes Hospital in Carthage, Mo. following an aortic aneurism.
Clint was born on October 4, 1931
in Fair Play, Mo. to the late Lester Butler and Ethel Jeffries Butler. They
moved to Lamar in 1938 where he graduated from Lamar High School in 1949.
On May 9, 1951, he married his high
school sweetheart, Betty Jane Norwood in Lamar where they raised their five
children. He worked hard as a telephone and cable engineer for 31 years before
moving to Fort Worth, Tex. in 1982 where he bought and managed a
telecommunications business, Plant Services Company.
In 2012, Clint and Betty moved home
to Lamar to be closer to their family. In addition to spending more time with
family and extended family in Lamar, Clint enjoyed membership at Lamar United
Clint was involved in Special
Olympics where his daughter, Pammy, was a participant. He was an avid sportsman
and enjoyed golfing and fishing all of his life. He was also gifted with a
beautiful singing voice and performed at many weddings.
In addition to his parents, Clint
was preceded in death by his son, Brad Butler and daughter, Pamela Butler.
Clint is survived by his wife Betty
Butler; a sister, Helen Gardner of Lamar, Mo.; three sons, Larry Butler of West
Fork, Ark., Stan Butler of Overland Park, Mo., Jon Butler of Naples, Fla. and
six grandchildren Bryan Butler of Tulsa, Okla., Zach Butler and fiancé Chantal
Womack of Cave Springs, Ark., Sarah Trapani and husband, Daniel, of Great
Falls, Mont., Katie Bullock and husband, Andrew, of Tulsa, Okla., Aaron Butler
of West Plains, Mo. and Beau Butler of Naples, Fla.
Visitation will be held at Daniel
Funeral Home in Lamar, Mo. on Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. with a memorial
service following at 2 p.m. at the same location. Dr. Mark Turnbough will
Memorial contributions can be made to
Lamar United Methodist
Church or Barton County Senior Citizens Center, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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