Home Obituary Houston Butler, 95, of Searcy, died Wednesday, October 22, 2015

Houston Butler, 95, of Searcy, died Wednesday, October 22, 2015

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butler photoHouston Butler, 95, of Searcy, died Wednesday, October 22, 2015 at Unity Health-White County Medical Center in Searcy. He was born February 1, 1920 in Wilburn, Arkansas, the son of Benjamin and Sarah Boozer Butler.
Mr. Butler is survived by his wife of 45 years, Betty Butler of Searcy; seven children, Terry Butler (Judy) of Pangburn, Dawn Butler-Graves (Lawrence) of Little Rock, Benjamin McLove Butler (Debbie) of Little Rock, Laura Arnold (Steve) of Little Rock, Sam Furo, Jr. of Searcy, Tricia Leovich (Steve) of Plano, Texas, and Carol Fisher (Ken) of Plano Texas; 11 grandchildren, Brice, David, Wade, Ellizabeth, Matthew, Reed, Sarah, Andres, Leon, Aaron, Kasey and Parker; 9 great-grandchildren, Justin, Chelsey, Evan, Kayla, Braxton, Brylie, Ty, Ethan and Joseph; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Avriann and Adaleigh; and several special nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, one grandchild, and 11 brothers and sisters. Mr. Butler was a farmer, cattleman, and the owner of the Farmer’s Mercantile of Pangburn along with his brother, David. They expanded it into the Butler Brothers Feed Mill. He was on the Planning Committee of the White County Hospital, and served on the original Board of Directors until he was 80 years old. He was the last surviving member of the original Board of Directors. He served 50 years as the Democratic Chairman of the Big Creek Township. He was also on the Pangburn School Board, and served for 50 years on the White County School Board. He served on the Pangburn Water Commission and as Treasurer for the City of Pangburn. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Searcy First Baptist Church Kingdom Kids Building Fund or the Pangburn First Baptist Church. Visitation was Sunday from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home of Searcy. Funeral services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Searcy.