Otis Lee Butler was born the son of Harold Otis Butler and Ola Venita Hutson Butler, on August 21, 1946 in Koshkonong, Missouri and departed this life on August 19, 2019 at his home in Koshkonong, Missouri at the age of 72 years.
He was united in marriage on February 6, 1976 to Karen Sue Daniel in Springfield, Missouri. Together they had a blended family and spent forty-three wonderful years together.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Butler, of the home in Koshkonong, Missouri; five children, Michael Butler and wife, Maureen, of South Fork, Missouri, Traci Jenkins French of Temple, Texas, Ryan Jenkins and wife, Lorie, of Thayer, Missouri, Jennifer Hicks and husband, Justin, of West Plains, Missouri and Cory Butler and fiancé, Leigh Ann, of Koshkonong, Missouri; one son-in-law, Randy Nelson of West Plains, Missouri; one sister, Carolyn Staley and husband, Ernest, of Koshkonong, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Carolyn Sue Butler of Koshkonong, Missouri; two brothers-in-law, Jerry Daniel and wife, Lora, of Creighton, Missouri and Larry Daniel of Ash Grove, Missouri; fifteen grandchildren, Brandi, Mason, Jared, Eric, Dagean, Jessica, Ashley, Nick, Amanda, Joshua, Levi, Trevor, Cameron, Lane and Mattie; three great grandchildren, Madisyn, Keyden and Caysen; several nieces and nephews; many cousins; other relatives and countless friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Ola Venita Butler; one daughter, Patricia Nelson; and two brothers, Lester and Richard Butler.
Otis was a veteran of the United States Army National Guard, serving his country proudly as a military police officer for many years. He later worked as the City of Thayer Special Road Commissioner, retiring after thirty-one years of dedicated service. He was also a successful cattle rancher, raising and producing cattle and hay.
Otis enjoyed living life on his farm, going to the lake to fish and hunting all sorts of game, including coon, pheasant, deer and turkey. Most of all, he loved and cherished time spent with his family.
Otis will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and a friend to all. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Charles Cochran officiating.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be held at Shiloh Grand Gulf Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.