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Arthur “Butch” Boatright

July 20, 1939 — January 14, 2021

Arthur “Butch” Boatright, 81, passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.

Butch was born on July 20, 1939 in Marion to Joseph and Madge (Lanthrum) Boatright.  He married Lilly Stewart on May 25, 1963 in Marion.

Butch served in the U.S. Marine Corp.  He worked as a cable splicer for GTE and a contractor for Sullivan Electric.  Butch was a member of the Elks, the Sky Squires, the Chainsaw Carvers Guild and Second Baptist Church. His passion was chainsaw carving which he was able to pass down to his daughter.

Survivors include:

Wife-Lilly Boatright

Daughter-Tina Bollman (Scott)

Son-Jason Boatright

Granddaughter-Chelsea Burnett (Drew)

Grandson-Joey Phillips (Nick Bettress)

Granddaughter-Zoe Boatright

Brother-in-law-Jerry Stewart (Toni)

Brother-in-law-Jackie Stewart (Cheryl)

Several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Peggy, Patty Jo and Betty.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. John Howatt and Rev. Kevin McNeely officiating.  Military Rites will be provided by the Marion VFW with assistance from the United States Marine Corp.  Visitation will be on Tuesday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending the service are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask.

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

1704 N Court St, Marion, IL 62959

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