Everything for Your Home's
Beauty, Comfort & Convenience 384-2123
704 Jamestown St, Columbia
Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
Real Estate & Auction Co.
Duo County Telecom
Now Available Through
Your Cable Service!
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Info about the
Janice Holt Giles
and Henry Giles Society
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
Ralph Cortez Butler, Edmonton, KY (d. June 19, 2012)
He was the patriarch of a distinguished Metcalfe County, KY, family. He grew up in Monroe Co., KY, a graduate of Tompkinsville High School, attended Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia KY, where he met the love of his life - Ruth Sewell Butler, who survives and to whom he was married 68 years; and graduated from Tennessee Tech. He was a naval officer in World War II. He coached in Marrowbone before moving to Metcalfe County, where he enjoyed many years as a teacher, guidance counselor, and basketball coach at Metcalfe County High School. He was a devoted Christian, a member of Edmonton United Methodist and was active in community affairs.
Ralph Cortez Butler, 91, of Edmonton passed away June 19, 2012.
Funeral services will be held 11amCT, Thursday, June 21, 2012, at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, with burial in the Edmonton Cemetery. Visitation will be 3pm-8pmCT, Wednesday, June 20, 2012, and after 9amCT, Thursday at the funeral home.
A graduate of Tompkinsville High School
After graduating from Tompkinsville High School, Cortez attended Lindsey Wilson College, where he met his wife of 68 years, Ruth Sewell.
He left LWC to serve as a Naval officer and pilot in World War II. Following WWII, he resumed his education at Tennessee Tech, then took a position as a teacher and basketball coach at Marrowbone High School. Cortez and his family eventually moved to Metcalfe County, where he enjoyed many years as a teacher, guidance counselor, and basketball coach at Metcalfe County High School.
He maintained commitment to church, family, and community
Throughout his life, Cortez maintained a strong commitment to church, family, and community. He was an active member of the Edmonton United Methodist Church and completed daily devotionals.
For as long as his health permitted, he enjoyed going out daily to have coffee, pick up mail, and visit with friends and community members.
Sunday lunches and vacations with his family remained a priority to the end of his life.
He is preceded in death by his parents Billy and Fannie McCreary Butler; eight brothers: Bernard, Adas, Albert, Kenneth, Bob, Estie, Cleotis, and Eugene Butler; son in law Jim Coleman.
He is survived by his wife Ruth Sewell Butler, and the following:
This story was posted on 2012-06-19 18:00:23
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
Are made possible in part through the support ofGrissom-Martin Funeral Home
Established in 1926
Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.
Searching obituaries? Here is a useful tool!
To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.
More articles from topic Obituaries:
Lois Aaron, Russell County, KY (1919-2012)
Marlene Hogue, Yosemite, Casey Co., KY (1936-2012)
Dr. Sarah Brooke Hart, Jamestown, KY (1980-2012)
Winfred Amy Childress, Dunnville, KY (1943-2012)
Theresa Schlemmer, 76, Adair Co., KY (d. June 14, 2012)
Helen Jenene G. Brown, 68, Knob Lick, KY (d. June 13, 2012)
Vernella Davis Beasley, Windsor, KY (1925-2012)
Hubert Odell Zimmerman, 84, formerly of Russell Co., KY
James V. Pennington, Metcalfe Co., KY, native (d. June 9, 2012)
John Treber, Russell Springs, KY (1928-2012)
View even more articles in topic Obituaries
Bank of Columbia
If You're Thinking of Selling,
Let Us Do the Yelling
Principal Broker & Auctioneer
Burton Real Estate
& Auction Service
Call Us For Appraisals
Click for Listings
On This Site
or Click Here
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.