Kenneth Wayne Butler, age 79, of Pretty Lake, passed away October 2, 2021 at his daughter, Somer’s home in Cypress, Texas. Ken was born the youngest of nine children in Holdenville, Oklahoma on August 26, 1942 to the late Carl and Goldie (Rayburn) Butler. He graduated from Wetumka High School in 1960 and attended Oklahoma University. He honorably served his country from 1964-1965 in the United States Army in Korea. Ken worked his entire career in the oil and gas industry over many years. He was employed with Baroid Oil Company in Alaska and Corpus Christi, Texas and MI Drilling, LLC of Midland and Houston, Texas and Bakersfield, California. He married Barbara Hanley on March 3, 1989 in Anchorage, Alaska. Ken and Barb made their home on Pretty Lake following retirement in 2015. Ken was a member of the Stroh Lion’s Club, and he was the treasurer of the Pretty Lake Conservation Club.
Wife, Barbara Butler of Pretty Lake.
Daughter, Somer and Brandon Dudman of Cypress, Texas.
Daughter, Brooke Fowler of Henderson, Nevada.
Four grandchildren: Hanley Fowler and Payton Fowler of Henderson, Nevada; Elle Kardatzke of Miami, Florida; Brinkley Dudman of Cypress, Texas.
Brother, Rev. Claude and Reinette Butler of Wetumka, Oklahoma.
Sister-in-law, Patricia Butler of Wyoming.
Numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Gertrude Waddell, Ophelia Hooper, Clara Hampton, Virginia Bachus, Leroy Butler, Louise Mason, Dean Butler.
Visitation will take place on Friday, October 8, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM and Saturday, October 9th from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Rev. Claude Butler and close friend, Pat Mitchell will officiate the funeral service with special music by Emily Kem.
Burial with military honors will follow at IOOF Odd Fellow Cemetery, New Haven.
Casket bearers will be Brandon Dudman, Jared Butler, John Butler, Pat Mitchell, Todd Roller and Kurt Tompkins with John Patton as honorary bearer.
Memorial donations may be made to the Stroh Lions Club or Stroh Volunteer Fire Department or Pretty Lake Conservation Club for building renovations.