Obituary: Otis ‘Buster’ Butler Sr., 86

Obit - Otis Butler Sr

Otis “Buster” Butler Sr. 86, of Bristol, formerly of Plainville passed away peacefully at home and entered the presence of his Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday April 26, 2016. He was the husband of Theresa (Bleau) Butler.

Born in Limestone, ME on June 12, 1929, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Iva (Levesque) Butler.  He served in the US Army in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953 where he was awarded two purple hearts, four silver stars, and three bronze stars.  He was a member of the New Life in Christ Fellowship in Simsbury. He was an auto mechanic from 1965 to 1990, employed by Fred Morton Chevrolet and Skip Gengras. He also drove for Nyren Segroatt Wholesale Florist and was a crossing guard at Derynoski Elementary School.

Buster enjoyed vacations in Maine & Lake George, NY as well as going to the casino.

Besides his wife Theresa of 23 years, he is survived by sons Stephen, Kenneth, Otis Jr., and Bryan Butler all of Bristol, Gary Butler of Concord, NH, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  He also leaves a brother Clayton Butler of Frenchville, ME, and a sister Barbara Hamlin of Las Vegas, NV. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a son Roger Butler, brothers Kenneth and Arthur Butler, sisters Helen Ieva, Edna Forbes, Sarah Harvey

Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 am on Friday April 29, 2016 at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home 211 N. Main St. in Southington. Burial with military honors will be at Swedish Cemetery in Portland.  Calling hours will be Thursday from 5-8 pm

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