Bobby L. "Bob" Butcher

Born: Sun., Jan. 24, 1932
Died: Wed., Apr. 22, 2015


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 24, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Apr. 25, 2015
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mr. Bobby L. “Bob” Butcher, age 83, of Robinson, IL, died Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 5:10 PM at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, IN, following a period of failing health.

Born January 24, 1932 in Crawford County, IL, he was the son of Clarence and Ida (Ford) Butcher.  Bob graduated Robinson Township High School in 1950 and was an honorary member of Oblong Township High School class of 1950.  On July 16, 1951 he married Mary Patricia “Pat” (Higgins) and she survives.

Bob proudly served in the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command during the Korean Conflict; was Chief Operator for Coker Unit, Marathon Oil Company, Robinson, IL, for 22 years; member and former Deacon of the Highland Church of Christ, Robinson, IL;  former BPO Elks member, Robinson, IL; member E.M. Coulter Post #69, American Legion, Robinson, IL.  He was the proud winning coach of Prairie Farms and Gallo’s Red and White Girls Softball teams thru the 1970’s; former member and elder, Hardinville Christian Church and member of the Soul Seeker Sunday School Class, Highland Church of Christ.

Survivors include wife, Mrs. Pat Butcher, Robinson, IL; daughters and son-in-law, Jill Butcher, Terre Haute, IN; JoDe and Michael Lanman, Charleston, IL; one grandchild, Ben Lanman; sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Veris Rich, Mt. Morris, MI along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Scotty Irvin; Betty Jean and Hugh Pender, 2003; brother-in-law, Harold Higgins and sister-in-law, Mrs. Lillian Wilson.

There will be a celebration of Bob’s life Saturday April 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Bro. Phil Young officiating.  Visitation will be Friday April 24, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Hardinville Cemetery, Hardinville, IL, with full Military Graveside Rites.

Memorial donations may be made to the Kingdom Builders Young Preacher’s Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Rhonda Murphy
   Posted Thu April 23, 2015
Dear Pat and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was a great guy. I remember him during our years of softball and being so supportive of all the kids. Pat you and your family are special to me as I so enjoy hearing and sharing all your stories of events of all your family activities. And for all the work you all do for the shut-ins. I know that Bob is wearing a crown of Jewels now and walking on streets of Gold.

My thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
Don and Rhonda Murphy

Karen and Bob Schroeder
   Posted Thu April 23, 2015
I am so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. Please know that although we cannot be present to celebrate his life with you on Saturday, we will be thinking about you all and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Many hugs from Richmond, Indiana,
Bob and Karen Schroeder

David A. and Jeanine (Stitt)Taylor
   Posted Fri April 24, 2015
Dear Pat, Jill, JoDe and family:

We are sorry to hear about Bob. You are in our thoughts and prayers...xoxoxo

Ellen (Hand) Schug
   Posted Sat April 25, 2015
Dear Pat and family -- Sending you sympathy for Bob's loss. You're special to me with our Oblong friends and family connections -- Larry Joe's Aunt Pat. Larry and I were OTHS classmates. I've appreciated your caring messages for others. Wishing you peace and comfort. Sincerely, Ellen

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