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Thomas Butler

September 29, 1929 — June 23, 2019

Thomas Butler, 89, formerly of Marion, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019.

Tom was born on September 29, 1929, in Marion to William Berl and Mildred (Hayton) Butler.

He served in the US Air Force and reserves during the Korean War. Tom was a member of the American Legion. In 1977 he retired from the city of Akron, Ohio after 30 years as a city engineer.

Tom loved spending time watching the golf channel and cheering on the Cleveland Indians while cataloging his coin collection.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his brother Warren.

He was a father and papa to: Jerry Butler, Debbie Hope, Kenny Butler, Barbara Herron, Tammy Reiter, Tari Brightman, Tracy Wills, Jamie Liebl and Marty Evans.  Tom was also a grandfather to 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

He will be deeply missed.

No services are planned.

Memorials may be made to the Veterans Honor Guard and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/PO Box 411/Marion, IL 62959

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