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Robert L Butler

March 1, 1956 ~ December 4, 2020 (age 64)


Robert Lee Butler “DayDay”, a proud Army Veteran who served his country well peacefully passed away at the age of 64 years old on December 4, 2020 in Oklahoma City, OK.

The son of Eva Mae Butler, and Aster Cooper Sr. Robert was born on March 1, 1956 in Idabel, Oklahoma. He was of the Baptist faith and a star basketball player for the Warriors winning many trophies. After graduating in 1974 he joined the US Army and served until his retirement in 1992. Robert and Annelie were united in marriage in January 1979 in Denmark, Germany. During this union three children were born. Robert enjoyed cooking, Bar-B-Q, eating, joking and enjoying time with his family. He was well known in the community and be greatly missed by many.

God in His infinite wisdom chose to take Robert Butler from earth to his reward on December 4, 2020. Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Eva Mae Butler; father Aster Cooper Sr.; daughter Shirley Burris; brothers Vernell Butler, Vaster Cooper, Gary Butler, Clarence Caldwell, and William Earl Butler; sisters Ester L. Watson Cooper, Virgil Cooper, Vivian L. Cooper, and Ollie Mae Wise; nephew, Carmine Wise.

Robert was a hardworking man also a great father and grandfather. He will lovingly be remembered by his five children, Touissant Butler and his wife, Sabrina, of San Francisco, CA, Robert Anthony Butler and Manuela Chavez of Pauls Valley, OK, Ava Hawkins and Scott of Utah, Angela Williams and husband, Reggie Williams, of Pauls Valley, OK, Denise Wilson and husband, Dell Wilson, of Oklahoma City, OK; sisters and brothers, Aretha Cole of Oklahoma City, OK, Ethel Mae Caldwell of Kansas City, MO, Clara Lee Cooper, William Cooper Sr., Aster Cooper Jr., Affie and Charles Boyles, Effie Gordon, Verdell Nichols,  and Alonzo Cooper; eighteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the Williamston Cemetery Pavilion with Rev. Allen Gulley, Bishop Cooper, and Elder Aster Cooper, officiating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the family has requested that all attendees must wear a mask.


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Graveside Service
December 12, 2020

1:00 PM
Williamston Cemetery
1014 Murray Street
Idabel, OK 74745

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