Elgan Butler, 96, of Bellefontaine, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at his residence.
He was born on February 9, 1917 in Rowan County, KY to the late Andrew and Lottie (Smith) Butler. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Essie Engle and his brothers, Lester, Ersel, Daniel, Mason, and Edger Butler.
Sixty-seven years ago he married the former Bessie Cooper on April 2, 1946 in Maysville, KY and she survives along with five sons, Jeffrey Butler, Gary (Phyllis) Butler, Carlos Butler, Roger (Rose) Butler, and John “Jack” (Susan) Butler all of Bellefontaine; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Elgan worked at National Extrusion for 32 years and retired in 1980. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union. A WWII Army veteran, he was a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his participation in the Normandy Invasion, and also received the Good Conduct Medal. He enjoyed gardening, being outside, and his grandchildren. In his younger years he enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Visitation will be on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine where Pastor Brad Angus will officiate an 11:00 am funeral service on Saturday, April 6, 2013. Burial will follow in the Highland Memorial Cemetery with military honors provided by the Logan County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1669 County Road 11, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.edsfh.com.