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February 6, 2019

Graveside services for Daro Dean Butler were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the Alva Municipal Cemetery with Pastor Ron Pingelton officiating. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Daro Dean Butler, son of the late Eldra and Love (McConkey) Butler, was born September 24, 1929, in Alva, Oklahoma, and passed away February 1, 2019, in Alva, Oklahoma, at the age of 89 years, 4 months and 7 days.

Dean graduated from Farry High School with the Class of 1949. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a gunner and served a tour in Korea.

On February 14, 1954, he was united in marriage to Virgie Ann Brady at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Alva. They made their home in Alva where he worked for the Farmer’s Coop from 1954 until his retirement in 1993.

Dean was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where he served as Elder. Dean was a man of many interests that include refinishing furniture and antiques, camping, and was an avid card player. He was well known for his candle making and made the Advent Candles for his church for many years.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virgie; eight brothers, Virgil, Earl, Omar, Max, Jack, Wayne, Gary, and Leo; five sisters, Marie, Waneva, Etta Jean (Dean’s twin), Fleta, and an infant; and his son-in-law, Kent Gregg.

Dean is survived by his daughter, Verlinda Gregg of Alva; his granddaughter, Angela Dawn Lyon, of Enid; two great grandchildren, Harrison Charles Alfred Lyon and McCartney Delila Jo Lyon; other relatives, including sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral Home to the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

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