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Keith Harold Butler

May 4, 1938 ~ August 15, 2019 (age 81)


Keith Harold Butler passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the age of 81.  He was a native of Beaumont, Tx born May 4, 1938 to Avie Vaughan McDonald Butler and Harold Elmer Butler.  He graduated from Beaumont High School in 1956.  He became an Eagle Scout in 1955.  He served in the United States Air Force for twenty years as an instructor.  Upon retirement from the Air Force, he went to work for Motorola in Oak Hill, Tx and was integral in the start-up of MOS 11.  He was employed by Motorola for more than twenty years before retiring.

He loved football, racing cars, water skiing, telling travel stories, having a laugh with friends and flying.  He was a commercial pilot but his favorite part of flying was doing aerobatics.  He loved his dogs and had a real affinity for most animals.

During his later years he enjoyed getting to know many new friends in Bastrop, Tx where he lived in Argent Court Assisted Living and served as the Resident Council President.

He was a devoted grandparent and has left behind many who love him.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Avie Vaughan McDonald Butler and Harold Elmer Butler, his wife Alma Lee Butler, his sons Jon and Daniel Lew Hollingsworth, and his brother-in-law Jim Whitehurst.

He is survived by his sister Patricia Butler Whitehurst, daughter Jill Messina and her spouse Vincent, daughter Keicia Ferguson and her spouse Steve, niece Terri Quick and her spouse, Dennis, five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one great nephew.


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August 23, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Marrs Jones Newby Funeral Home
505 Old Austin Highway
Bastrop, TX 78602

Funeral Service
August 24, 2019

10:00 AM
Assumption Cemetery Chapel
3650 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Austin, TX 78704

Graveside Service
August 24, 2019

10:45 AM
Assumption Cemetery
3650 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Austin, TX 78704

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