Walter A. Butler, Jr.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Walter A. Butler, Jr., a resident of Eureka Springs, AR, was born Jan. 7, 1931 in Pocahontas, AR a son of Walter Arthur, Sr. and Matilda Elizabeth (Daniel) Butler. He departed this life Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in Fayetteville, at the age of 82 years.

Walter (Dub) worked as an electrical engineer for the Corp of Engineers and served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. He loved fishing, yard work, making wind chimes, playing basketball, helping grandchildren with science projects and helping others.

He is survived by daughter, Beth and husband Bill Terrill of Tulsa, OK; son, Mike Butler and wife Sheila of Eureka Springs, AR; daughter, Daphne and husband Darrell Anderson of Eureka Springs, AR; son, Chris Butler and wife Becky of Eureka Springs, AR; two sisters, Lucille Chandler of Little Rock, AR and Tootsie Schwetz of Washington State; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

On Aug. 9, 1951, Walter was united in marriage with Louise Elizabeth (Miller) Butler who preceded him in death. He was also preceded by his parents, Walter Arthur, Sr. and Matilda Elizabeth Butler; three sisters; and one brother.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Nelson's Chapel of the Springs in Eureka Springs. Celebration of Life service will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at Nelson's Chapel of the Springs in Eureka Springs. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Eureka Springs with Father Shaun Wesley officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Eureka Springs Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 East Longview Street, Fayetteville, AR 72703, or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.