Online Obituary for Charles O. Butts

Name: Charles O. Butts
Date of Birth: Feb 23, 1923
Date Deceased: Nov 27, 2017
Hometown: Bath/Wheeler
State N.Y.
Age: 94 Years
Service Date: Dec 02, 2017
Service Time: 1 p.m.
Services Location: Avoca United Methodist Church
Place of Interment: Prattsburgh Rural Cemetery
Charles O. Butts


Charles O. Butts

BATH-Charles O. Butts, 94, of Bath, formerly of Wheeler, passed away early Monday morning (Nov. 27, 2017) at the Steuben Center in Bath.

Born in Prattsburgh on Feb. 23, 1923, he was the son of the late Maynard and Alta (Drake) Butts. In 1945 in Wheeler, he married his wife, Evelyn, who predeceased him on Dec. 30, 2007, after nearly 63 years of marriage.

A graduate of Prattsburgh Central School, Charles was employed as a farmer and also retried from Mercury Aircraft in Hammondsport in 1986.

He was an 80 year member of the Wheeler Grange, a member of the Avoca United Methodist Church and a former member of Wheeler United Methodist Church. He was also a past member and president of the Steuben County Agricultural Society, a former councilman and supervisor for the Town of Wheeler and a former member of the Prattsburgh School Board.

Charles enjoyed spending time reading and has always been interested in music and various governments.

His loving family includes his three sons, Fred (Judy) Butts of Alfred, Maine, Larry (Cheri) Butts of Hamilton, N.Y. and Rev. Barre Butts of Avoca; his five grandchildren, Candy (David) Hetzler, Tina (Dan) Lamphier, Jeff (Krista) Butts, Michelle (Adam) Demianenko and Corey (Adrienne) Butts; also, his 10 great-grandchildren; as well as his good neighbor, Maureen Fisher.

The Avoca Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St. in Avoca is honored to serve the family of Charles O. Butts.

Calling hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 2, 2017) at the Avoca United Methodist Church, where a funeral and committal service will be held following calling hours at 1 p.m. Saturday, with his son, Rev. Barre Butts officiating. Interment will be in the Prattsburgh Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to their favorite charity.

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