Orvin S. ""Bud"" Butters, 85, of 7626 Route 59, Lewis Run, passed away Friday (Jan. 11, 2013) at his residence.
Born Sept. 30, 1927, in Kane, he was the son of late Orvin A. Butters and Ida Luella Weaver Butters. On Feb. 13, 1948, in Kane, he married Shirley L. Swanson, who passed away May 26, 1980.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force
on Jan. 9, 1946, and served in Alaska. He was honorably discharged on July 3, 1947.
Mr. Butters worked for Pennzoil and National Transit for 35 years, retiring in 1990. He developed the Shirley Hills Mobile Home Court in Lafayette, owned and operated Butters' Backhoe Service and for a short time drove a school bus.
He was an avid racing and NASCAR fan and enjoyed watching his son racing on area race tracks. He was a passionate Zippo collector and loved all things John Deere.
Mr. Butters was a member of the former Bradford Moose Lodge and a member of the Lafayette Men's Club
In addition to his companion of more than 30 years, Darlene Baxter, he is survived by eight children, Robert A. (Chris) Butters of Marshburg, Deborah (Gary) Milliron of Gifford, Tom (Katharine) Butters of Midland, Texas, Gary Lee (Donna) Butters of Jacksonville, N.C., Cindy (Ervin) Olin of Bradford, James (Laura) Butters of Custer City, Orvin Todd (Beth) Butters of Bradford and Bradley (Jackie) Butters of Kane; a sister, Betty Lou Butters of Phoenix, Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.
Family will be receiving friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Lynn Gatz, McKean County Hospice chaplain, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to McKean County VNA Hospice, 1223 E Main St., Bradford, PA 16701.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com