Orby Lee Butcher Jr.

July 27, 1927June 21, 2020

Orby Lee Butcher, Jr. went to be with the Lord June 21, 2020. He was born July 27, 1927 in Oklahoma City to Orby Lee Butcher, Sr. and Leona (Mallone) Butcher. Orby was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He enjoyed fishing, reading, flying and tinkering with a ham radio. Orby loved the Lord and served him faithfully. He and his wife Betty served as missionaries in Thailand for 20 years, where he served as a missionary physician. He graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University and OU Medical School. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Dennis Friesen; sons and daughters-in-law: Steve and LuCreta Butcher, Michael and Rhonda Butcher, and Peter Butcher; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one sister, Jeannelle Black; and numerous extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 69 years, Betty Butcher; and one brother, Johnnie Butcher. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, or Thai Country Trim c/o Cheryl Derbyshire, 5670 W. Harmont, Glendale AZ 85302. A visitation will be 6pm-8pm, Friday, June 26 at Resthaven Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held 11 am, Saturday, June 27 at Resthaven Memorial Park with Pastor Todd Fisher officiating. Those not able to attend the service can watch the service on Resthaven Funeral Home facebook page,


  • Visitation

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020


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Marsha Cook

June 28, 2020

A dear friend, fellow servant, example and mentor to many, faithful to keep on keeping on until he reached this next step out into eternity! We will miss his twinkling, mischievous gruffness that went with his big heart! Well done, good and faithful servant! 🌹

Mike & Rhonda, it was a blessing to be able to “attend” his service online. Praying God’s comfort for you.—Russell & Marsha