JEFFERSON CITY - The Rev. Charles D. "C.D." Butler, 80, formerly of Sikeston, died Dec. 9, 2003, at the Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.
Born July 18, 1923, at Newport, Ark., son of the late Charles H. and Edna McGinnis Butler, he graduated from Sikeston High School and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. A U.S. Army World War II veteran of the China, Burma and India Campaigns, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jefferson City and the China, Burma, India Veterans Association.
Butler earned a Bachelor of Divinity and Masters of Theology from Southeast Baptist Theological Seminary at Fort Worth, Texas. An ordained Baptist minister for churches in Oklahoma and Missouri, he served churches in Senath, Sikeston and St. Louis. He was church minister relations director for the Missouri Baptist Convention from 1980-88. After retiring, he served as interim pastor for several churches in the Jefferson City area.
On May 7, 1949, at Fort Worth, he married Anna E. Angier who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Philip H. and Linda Butler of Annandale, Va., and Stephen D. and Cheryl Butler of Mons, Belgium; four grandchildren, Stephanie Wasson, Amanda Butler, Natalie Butler and Christopher Butler; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, J.E. Butler.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Freeman Mortuary in Jefferson City.
Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. Thursday until time for a memorial service at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Jefferson City. The Rev. Dr. Doyle Sager and the Rev. Don Gundy will officiate.
Graveside military honors will be conducted at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.
may be sent to
Missouri River Hospice
1440 Aaron Court
Jefferson City, MO 65101