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A.L. "RED" BUTLER, 93, of Paris, went to be with his Lord on Saturday September 3, 2011 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Starrett Funeral Home will conduct funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday September 6, 2011 at The Cowboy Church at Red River Valley Bible Camp, with Wade White officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Red was born November 10, 1917 in the Novice community of Lamar County, a son of Solomon Jefferson and Rosa Lee Fargo Butler. He attended Springhill school, then entered the U.S. Army. He served his country during World War II, then returned to his beloved Lamar County. He worked for Lamar Creamery, B&W, as a professional truck driver, then retired from the Maintenance Department of the City of Paris. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, and a faithful member of the Cowboy Church. He will be remembered by many for his work at ticket tables at the entrances of Atwood's, Hobby Lobby and Brookshires, where he sold raffle tickets for the VFW. His greatest joy was sharing time with his family, who all testify that he had a wonderful life.
He married Cora Bush on February 3, 1946. She preceded him in death on September 17, 1989.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by a daughter Jane Broadway, in 2008.
He is survived by a daughter, Nancy Baker and husband Eddie, of Powderly; a sister, Evelyn Pace, of Texarkana; a son-in-law, Robert (Bobby) Broadway, of Hopewell; three grandchildren, Lynn Broadway, Chris Baker and Lisa Martin; four great-grandchildren, Bradley and Brandon Broadway and Lane and Coralynn Martin; and several nieces and nephews.
Named to serve as pallbearers are Delvin Hoskins, Steve Miller, George Olsen, Jr., Robert Ogg, Chet Hilyer, and John Ropella.
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