Clifford Morris “Bud” Butcher, 79, a McMinnville resident and Warren County native, died Nov. 12 at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital following an extended illness.
Mr. Butcher was employed with Avalon Dairies delivering milk to Van Buren and Bledsoe counties for 20 years and was a retired employee of Universal Construction Company. He served in the Tennessee National Guard, as an elder of East End Church of Christ, and was the son of the late Howard and Irene Dodson Butcher.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant son, Clifford Butcher Jr.
He was married Jan. 26, 1961 to Barbra Ann Denton Butcher, who survives. He is also survived by daughter and son-in-law, Lisa (John) Browning of Nashville; son and daughter-in-law, Barry (Angela) Butcher of McMinnville; grandchildren, Meagan (Jordan) Underhill and Tyler Butcher of McMinnville and Reece Browning of Nashville; great-grandson, Knox Jordan Underhill; brother, Willard (Betty Jean) Butcher of McMinnville; sisters, Jean Anderson of Murfreesboro and Brenda Perry of McMinnville; brother-in-law, Robert (Agnes) Denton of Augusta, Ga., and sister-in-law, Martha Null of Sparta. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at High’s Chapel with Kevin Key to officiate. Interment will follow at Smyrna Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and 11 a.m. Monday until time of service at High’s. Donations may be made to WSOJ Gospel Radio Station or Bible Call at East End Church of Christ or to your favorite charity.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.