Jerry Eugene Butts, 1944 - 2019
Funeral services for rural Bristow resident, Jerry Eugene Butts, were held 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019, in the Memorial Chapel of Michael’s Funeral Home of Bristow. Interment followed in the Welty Cemetery at Welty. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of Michael’s Funeral Home of Bristow.
Jerry Eugene Butts was born in Depew on Sept. 24, 1944, to the late Earnest Ray Butts and Maudie Fay (Gramm) Butts. He passed from this life at his residence on Feb. 24, 2019, at the age of 74 years and five months. Jerry was raised andeducated in Bristow and was a 1962 graduate of Bristow High School. He married Sharon Lee Childress on May 1, 1963 and they made their home in the Bristow area.
In 1964, he joined the United States Army and served his country until his honorable discharge from the reserves in 1969. He had work in security / law enforcement and had retired from the security department at St. Francis Hospital. Jerry enjoyed reading, camping, fishing, and music, especially country and blue grass. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend to all. He never met a stranger and a stranger never knew a better man. He will be greatly missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Doyle Butts.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Sharon Butts; a son, William Butts; daughter Michele Butts-Kerstetter, all of Bristow; three grandchildren, Steven, Lacy, Christopher and wife Kaycee; great gandchildren, Robert, Skylar, Stetson, Briar and Sawyer; one sisiter, Charlene Barnett and husband Darrell, of Bristow; one nephew and two nieces, Dwayne, Yvonne and Angela; and several other relatives and friends.