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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.

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Donna K Butler  - Bolivar   |2017-03-28 19:18:43
So very sorry for the loss of Clint. He was such a nice man & will be greatly
missed.
Dave Haffner  - Carthage, Mo   |2017-03-29 11:35:59
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.
Kathy Watkins  - Orange County, CA   |2017-03-29 11:38:17
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!
Helen I Osburn  - Lamar, Mo.   |2017-03-29 20:10:56
Helen and family sorry to hear of the passing Clint. Prayers and thoughts with
you and family.
Jon Dermott  - Joplin, Mo.   |2017-03-30 08:52:11
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.
Kent Harris  - Lamar, MO   |2017-04-04 09:22:57
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.
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