Larry Butterfield

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SUNBURY — Larry E. Butterfield, 73, of Sunbury, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 2, 2014 at St Anna's Hospital in Westerville.

He was born on July 22, 1941 in Columbus to the late Charles and Sarah Ellen (Askins) Butterfield.

He was a graduate and attended Westerville High School. He was a retired lineman for Columbus Southern and AEP Electric Companies with 36 years of service. A former member of the Westerville United Methodist Church and current member of the Sunbury United Methodist Church.

Larry loved to work and was always there to help his family with a project. Larry was an avid supporter of his children and grandchildren when they were playing sports in high school, college and in their later years when they were coaching. He enjoyed drag racing, going to antique shows and auctions and collecting automobile memorabilia, having a large collection of tire ashtrays. Larry also loved his two canine companions Lance and Charlie, his Chihuahuas.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years: Sue (Hancock) Butterfield and they were married on April 15, 1961 in Tennessee, tax day so he would not forget; sons: Jeff (Michelle) Butterfield of Sunbury, Mark (Lori) Butterfield of Dayton, Tenn.; daughter: Vicki (Mike) Fry of Sunbury; grandchildren: Jason, Matthew, Derrek, Lindsay, Lauren, Ryan, Devin, Leigh Ann, Erin, Sarah, Emily; and 7 great grandchildren and 2 expected great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by brother: Edwin Butterfield.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, State Route 3 at 637 Ohio 61, Sunbury, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, with Elder Robert Appleton officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunbury Memorial Park.

Larry gave the gift of life through organ donation.

Condolences may be expressed at

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Devore-Snyder Funeral Home
637 Ohio 61
Sunbury, OH 43074
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Published in The Delaware Gazette from Sept. 3 to Sept. 4, 2014
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