Obituary for Wilbur E. Butler

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Wilbur E. Butler

July 11, 1925 - December 19, 2016

Wilbur E. Butler, age 91, passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon, December 19, 2016 at his home in Morgantown. He was a former resident of Bloomington.

Wilbur was born on July 11, 1925 in Washington, to the late, Merlin and Sarah (Mattingly) Butler. He served as a Private with the United States Army during World War II. Wilbur was retired from General Electric in Bloomington, where he worked as an assembly worker.

He was of Pentecostal faith and will be remembered for always being on the go and involved in something.  After his retirement, he enjoyed working salvage, watching Western movies and fishing. Wilbur also enjoyed tending to his garden, painting and spending time with his family.  He especially enjoyed the family vacations to Dietz Lake in Center Point, Indiana.

Wilbur is survived by his wife, Betty F. (Sylvester) Butler; children, Roenna (Gary) Gregory of Morgantown, Linda (Bob) Grubb of Bloomington, Debbie Butler of Chicago, Illinois and Phyllis (Bobby) Merriman of Green County, Dwight (Ellie) Barnes of Bloomington and Sarah (Randy) Foster of Martinsville; eight grandchildren, several great grandchildren and nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by siblings, Aileen Brock, Thelma Cook, Henry, James and Charles Butler.

The Rev. Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service on Friday at 1 p.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown with Military Rites presented by the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Wilbur to the Indiana Police Foundation, 1502 E. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46201.     

Condolences may be made to the Butler family at

Information:  (812) 597-4670



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Date: Friday, December 23, 2016

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Friday, December 23, 2016

Time: 1:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: July 11, 1925
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