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Thomas William Butler

August 22, 1951 — March 21, 2021

Thomas William Butler, age 69 of Murray, Kentucky passed away on March 21, 2021 in his home surrounded by his family.

The son of Bill and L'Gene Butler, Thomas was born on August 22, 1951 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Graduating from Northwest High School in Indianapolis, Thomas went on to earn a Bachelor's of Science degree from the School of Agriculture at Purdue University in 1983.

Thomas married Patsy Jean Fletcher in 1973 and they enjoyed 47 years of marriage. Thomas and Patsy raised two sons, Jacob and Jared.

Professionally, Thomas worked in the field of agriculture throughout his life. First, at Asgrow of Oxford, Indiana for 13 years and then as plant manager of Precision Soya in Albion, Illinois from 1989 until his retirement in 2004.

An avid outdoorsman, Thomas enjoyed hunting and fishing throughout his life making annual trips with his wife to Canada to go fishing and to Montana for hunting. He was joined on these trips by countless friends and family. Thomas loved to garden, watch sports, and travel to national parks with his family. Thomas was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Thomas was preceded in death by his father, mother, and Richard Fletcher. He is survived by many family members including Patsy Butler, Jacob Butler, Jared & Kristin Butler, Julie & Jeff Troutt, Dave & Nancy Aichinger, Peggy & Dave Derflinger, Cenia Snedeker, and Tom Hewitt. He is also survived by David Derflinger, Bobby, Thad, & Tinker Snedeker, Megan & Will Bennett, Evan & Makenna Troutt, & Bryce Troutt. He will be missed by countless friends.

A collection of photos celebrating Thomas's life is available at the link below.

In remembrance of Thomas and in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of the organizations below:

The V Foundation for Cancer Research

The National Park Conservation Association

The Foundation at Murray Calloway County Hospital

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