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Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home

8805 NE 23Rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK

OBITUARY

Carl L. Butler

April 23, 1927June 6, 2019
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Carl was born April 23, 1927 in Webb City, Oklahoma to Carl J. and Marie (Black) Butler. He passed away June 6, 2019 at the age of 92. The family moved to Deer Creek, Oklahoma when he was about 5 years old and he attended a one-room country school for the first 6 weeks, then they moved to Shidler, Oklahoma. At the start of the 4th grade, the family moved to the Little Chief community and he attended school at Fairfax, Oklahoma. In 1940, they moved to the Naval Reserve community and he completed his 8th grade year by riding the High School bus to Fairfax. He graduated from Fairfax High in l945. He then entered the Army Air Force on August 9, 1945 and served in the South Pacific. Upon discharge from the service on January 4, 1947, he attended Oklahoma A&M College. On June 4th, l949, he started work for Sinclair Oil & Gas company which later became Atlantic Richfield Company. He retired from ARCO on September l, 1985. On October 8, 1954, he married Louise Carrel in Fort Worth, Texas and they made their first home in Midland, Texas. They later lived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Anchorage, Alaska, Denver, Colorado, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Edmond, Oklahoma. He was very good at building and fixing things. Over the years he had many hobbies, and whatever it was, he would work at it until he excelled. His stained-glass lamps and panels adorn many homes. He built a whole armada of model ships, and restored vintage cars, but he loved his Model A’s and T’s. Preceding Carl in death were his parents, Carl J. and Marie Butler. Carl is survived by his wife Louise Butler, one son, Paul and his wife Karin Butler of Oklahoma City, OK, one daughter, Karol and her husband David Veal of Falkville, Alabama, two brothers, David and his wife Nell Butler of Hominy, OK, and Mack and his wife Jacque Butler of Stillwater, OK, two sisters, Virginia Barnes of Dewey, OK, and Linda and her husband Dennis Befort of Bartlesville, OK, two grandchildren, Jason Vietor of Guthrie, OK and Michelle Melcher of Lincoln, NE, and a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Bill Eisenhour Northeast Chapel, 8805 NE 23rd St., Oklahoma City, OK, 73141. Interment will follow directly at Arlington Memory Gardens, 3400 N. Midwest Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73141.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kevin Carrel, Active Pallbearer
  • Daniel Carrel, Active Pallbearer
  • Jason Vietor, Active Pallbearer
  • Carl Lee Barnes, Active Pallbearer
  • Neal Wayne Barnes, Active Pallbearer
  • Brad Butler, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation with Family Present Monday, June 10, 2019
  • In State for Viewing Monday, June 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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Biography

Carl was born April 23, 1927 in Webb City, Oklahoma to Carl J. and Marie (Black) Butler. He passed away June 6, 2019 at the age of 92.
The family moved to Deer Creek, Oklahoma when he was about 5 years old and he attended a one-room country school for the first 6 weeks, then they moved to Shidler, Oklahoma. At the start of the 4th grade, the family moved to the Little Chief community and he attended school at Fairfax, Oklahoma. In 1940, they moved to the Naval Reserve community and he completed his 8th grade year by riding the High School bus to Fairfax. He graduated from Fairfax High in l945. He then entered the Army Air Force on August 9, 1945 and served in the South Pacific. Upon discharge from the service on January 4, 1947, he attended Oklahoma A&M College. On June 4th, l949, he started work for Sinclair Oil & Gas company which later became Atlantic Richfield Company. He retired from ARCO on September l, 1985.
On October 8, 1954, he married Louise Carrel in Fort Worth, Texas and they made their first home in Midland, Texas. They later lived in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Anchorage, Alaska, Denver, Colorado, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Edmond, Oklahoma.
He was very good at building and fixing things. Over the years he had many hobbies, and whatever it was, he would work at it until he excelled. His stained-glass lamps and panels adorn many homes. He built a whole armada of model ships, and restored vintage cars, but he loved his Model A’s and T’s.
Preceding Carl in death were his parents, Carl J. and Marie Butler.
Carl is survived by his wife Louise Butler, one son, Paul and his wife Karin Butler of Oklahoma City, OK, one daughter, Karol and her husband David Veal of Falkville, Alabama, two brothers, David and his wife Nell Butler of Hominy, OK, and Mack and his wife Jacque Butler of Stillwater, OK, two sisters, Virginia Barnes of Dewey, OK, and Linda and her husband Dennis Befort of Bartlesville, OK, two grandchildren, Jason Vietor of Guthrie, OK and Michelle Melcher of Lincoln, NE, and a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Bill Eisenhour Northeast Chapel, 8805 NE 23rd St., Oklahoma City, OK, 73141. Interment will follow directly at Arlington Memory Gardens, 3400 N. Midwest Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73141.