Obituary of Tommy Duke Butler III
Tommy Duke Butler III, age 78, passed away on January 4, 2019 in Houston, TX.
Tommy was born on December 8, 1940 to Duke and Edwina Butler in Brownwood, TX. He is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Jo Butler, his two sons, Brad (Lisa) of Pearland, and Chad (Kristina) of Wharton, and his grandchildren Victoria, Juliet, Duke, Lincoln, Aidrey, and Jolie who were the lights of his life. He is preceded in death by his parents, Duke and Edwina Butler who were both from Brownwood, TX.
He was a native of Brownwood but resided in Pearland.
Tommy attended Brownwood High School where he was a football and basketball standout. He played basketball at Oklahoma State University, then went on to finish his collegiate career as a baseball player with the fighting Texas Aggies. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1963 with a degree in Business Administration and was an avid Aggie fan. He was a Pharmaceutical Representative for Dow Chemical for 32 years where he received the President’s Pen for his outstanding service. He was both a member and president of the Brownwood School board. He was a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Brownwood for many years, and a Thursday volunteer at New Hope Church in Pearland. Most importantly, Tommy was a loving father and a devoted family man. He took great joy in caring for his wife, watching both of his sons’ coach football, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Visitations will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 6-8pm at Clayton Funeral Home located on 5530 Broadway in Pearland, Texas 77581 and on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 6-8pm at Heartland Funeral Home in Brownwood located at 303 Early Blvd, Early, TX 76802. The funeral will be Friday, January 11, 2019 at 10 am at First Baptist Church, Brownwood located at 208 Austin Avenue, Brownwood TX, 76801 with a burial to follow at Greenleaf Cemetery. Tom’s dear friend, Rev. Glen Liston, will officiate the services.
Clayton Funeral Home and Cemetery Services is family-owned and operated, and pledges a continued commitment to serve the families of our community. We believe in sincere, professional, and affordable service.
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