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     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 Methodist Church.

     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 officiate.

    Memorial contributions can be made to Lamar United Methodist Church or Barton County Senior Citizens Center, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

Comments  

#6 Lamar, MOKent Harris 2017-04-04 08:22
Although Clint and our family lived only a block away from each other since they moved back to Lamar, I could always count on a wave and friendly face. The times I DID get to visit with Clint, few others had that easy going, pleasant, inviting personality that draws people to them as Clint demonstrated. Clint I am sure experienced the highs and lows this life on earth often presents us, and yet remained faithful to The LORD. His family I always admired and having grown up some around Larry, I always felt blessed to see them and visit. He will be missed but as others have said, as Christians, we will see him again.
#5 Joplin, Mo.Jon Dermott 2017-03-30 07:52
Betty and Helen: I remember Clint from his basketball days in high school and on the infield at second base or shortstop on the Lamar Town Team. He was always a friend to me and a model for behavior, traits he no doubt learned growing up in the Butler and Jeffries families. It was a special treat to reconnect with Clint when the family moved back to Lamar. I should mention also my appreciation to dad, Lester, for his help as Circuit Clerk when I began to practice law.
#4 Lamar, Mo.Helen I Osburn 2017-03-29 19:10
Helen and family sorry to hear of the passing Clint. Prayers and thoughts with you and family.
#3 Orange County, CAKathy Watkins 2017-03-29 10:38
Saddened to hear of this loss but very grateful for the impact Clint had on my father Weston Breshears. Dad worked for Clint in his print shop when Dad was in high school. The whole Butler family influenced Dad and, as a result, his children. What a blessing! Comforting thought that Clint is having a reunion with all those dear ones gone before to be with the Lord. What a day that must be!
#2 Carthage, MoDave Haffner 2017-03-29 10:35
Our world just lost a wonderful, gentleman. I always admired Clint for his commitment to his family, his work, and his community. My sincere sympathies to his family. He's with Brad now.
#1 BolivarDonna K Butler 2017-03-28 18:18
So very sorry for the loss of Clint. He was such a nice man & will be greatly missed.

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