J. R. Butler Jr.

November 18, 1919February 3, 2019

Jacob Rector Butler, Jr., 99, of Windom, a loving and devoted Christian husband, father, and grandfather, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019. He served his country four years during World War II in campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. He returned home in October of 1945, and married Era Wall in March 1946, and spent his life in agricultural pursuits, mostly cattle. His main purpose in life was following God’s word, with emphasis on raising Christian children. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7, at College Church of Christ with Nolan Butler and Dwight Butler officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Honey Grove. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Mr. Butler, the son of Jacob and Clara (Wrinkles) Butler, was born November 18, 1919, at the home place in Windom. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-six years, Era, his parents, thirteen siblings, and several nieces and nephews. Survivors include sons: Dwight Butler and wife Gaye of Blossom and Nolan Butler and wife Victoria of Honey Grove; daughters: Yvonne Butler of Windom, Pamela Butler Mitchell and husband Lindell of Livingston, and Jayn Butler Hawk and husband James of Fate. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Casket bearers will be: Jordan Hawk, Jonas Butler, Cord Butler, Jacob Mitchell, Eric Butler, and Evan Butler.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, February 7, 2019

J. R. Butler Jr.

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Jody and Bill Gruffin

February 10, 2019

Dwight, Gaye, amd Family we heard of the passing of Dwight's father. Praying for the family of Mr Butler. Dwight and Gaye spoke so lovingly of their father. Your family was Blessed with wonderful parents. May your fond Memories give Comfort.

Deidre Froelich

February 8, 2019

To Yvonne and your family - My heart is with you as I just now received the news of your father's passing. From the many stories I have heard over the years, I know he was much loved and had a life that was well-lived. I hope the happy memories will bring you comfort and even smiles as you continue to remember him. Much love to you. Deidre

Johnny Pairsh

February 6, 2019

Mr Butler was a great father and husband, he was also a man of God, who lived life following the teachings of Christ.