The Oklahoman

Glen E. Butler


OKLAHOMA CITY - Glen E. Butler, age 91, entered the gates of heaven on Monday, October 11, 2021. Glen was born on June 25, 1930 in Earlsboro, OK to John Harvey Butler and Hazel McCrain Butler. After graduating from Prairie Valley HS, Glen went to work for Southweste­rn Bell Telephone Company where he worked for 43 years. Starting as a lineman, Glen ended his career with SWBT as a Manager of Network Services. After his retirement with SWBT, Glen began working for Moore Norman Technology Center where he was an adjunct assisting students in the testing center. He worked at MNTC until 2019 where, at age 89, he retired after 30 years. While in high school, Glen met the love of his life, Reba Jeanne Hamon. They were married on October 14, 1949 and together had three children. They moved to the Moore area in 1961, where Glen and his family joined First Baptist Church of Moore. Glen served his church as Deacon, educationa­l director, and member of several committees including leading the widows ministry. He was also active in his community as a past member of the south Oklahoma City Lion’s Club, the Moore Rotary club, and a Moore Chamber Ambassador for many years. Glen loved the Lord, his family, camping in the mountains of Colorado, and listening to Christian gospel singing. Glen is survived by his children, Dr. Jim Butler and wife Lawanda, Randy Butler and his wife Cheryl, and Dr. Karla Marshall; his grandchild­ren Meredith, Ashley, Lauren, Brian, Michael, Tony, and Cesley; and 20 great-grandchild­ren. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 63 years, his sister Jane Irene Rutherford, and brother Marion Butler.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Village on the Park where Glen enjoyed being a resident and to the Norman Regional Hospital caregivers who provided great care for Glen in his last days. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebratio­n of his life on Friday, October 15 at 11:00 am at the Vondel Smith Mortuary Chapel located at SW 119th and I-44. Viewing will be Friday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am before the celebratio­n. Visit www.vondelsmit­hmortuary to share a memory with Glen’s family

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