Robert Lee Butler

April 14, 1944March 19, 2020

Robert Lee Butler, age 75, passed away at T. Boone Hospice and Palliative Care Center on March 19, 2020. Robert was born on April 14, 1944 in Brinkley, Arkansas to the late Charlie J. Butler and Cathryn N. Butler. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He loved golf. Robert graduated from Brinkley High School in 1963. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired from General Motors.

He was preceded in death by Larry Butler and Lawrence Wilbur Butler. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Betty Butler of Desoto,TX, daughters, Jeanette Atkins (Greg) of Mc Donald,GA, Rochelle Butler of Desoto,TX, and Barbara Butler-Brown of Desoto, TX, sons, Robert Butler of Dallas, TX, and Emeka Butler (Sharonda) of Fort Worth, TX.

His siblings Acy Butler of Philippines, Lincoln Butler (Dorothy) of Desoto, TX, Brenda Morrison (Luther) of Dallas, TX, William Morris Butler (Erma) of Dallas, TX, Linda Pighee (Paul) of Cedar Hill, TX, Stanley Butler of Dallas, TX, and Cathy Franklin (Benny) of Desoto, TX. He leaves behind 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Along with a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. A private memorial will be announced at a later date.


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Fekecia Marshall

March 27, 2020

Uncle Bobby you will be missed. I remember watching you and my Dad playing basketball at Anderson and we were playing all around the gym. Had so much fun at you guys house with my cousins Thanks for always being there

Ty Dancy

March 26, 2020

Pop, from day one you always treated me as a son. Never felt any different from Robert or Emeka, that meant a lot to me. True father figure to me and many others. You showed what it was like to be an upright man, standing tall and proud. You will truly be missed. Mama, Rochelle, Barbara, Robert and Emeka you guys are in my thoughts and prayers. I Love You All Very Much!!

Brenda Morrison

March 25, 2020

My handsome big brother
Since you made your transition I have reflected over the strength and courage you displayed to each of us, I love you, but God loved you more.. He was ready for you to come home. So take your rest big brother and I will see you on the other side. Thank God no more pain, no more suffering.
To Betty, Rochelle, Barbara, Robert, Emeka,(Sharonda), Jeanette (Greg) and my siblings thank God he allowed us to be with him during this time. May God comfort each of you and give you peace.

Kathy Franklin

March 25, 2020

Bobby, my oldest “Big Brother”. I have loved you for as long as I can remember. You had a gentle strength and when I spoke to you or was in your presence you always made me feel special and loved. I will always cherish the times we spent together and the phone calls we shared. Family was everything to you and by your example you made us all love a little deeper and respect one another a little more. Until we meet again, rest in God’s love.
Forever your baby sister,

Louis Sanders

March 25, 2020

Cousin seems like such a distant relationship but you made it personal. I’ve watched you my whole life and often thought to myself, is it something that happens over time or some great secret or is it a blessing from God to be a man who changes the room, simply by walking in. It’s probably a combination of all three but no matter what it is, you had it...the perfect mix: strong and kind. I’ll missy you, we’ll honor you and we’re grateful that God saw it fit to have you come our way.

Linda Pighee

March 24, 2020

My oldest brother, I love you and will miss you. The next time the family get together you will truly be missed. I'll always remember when you warmed my hands on your chest when I was 8 years old and had been lost in the snow for hours in St. Louis. I know you are at Peace.
Love you
Your Sis.