GATCHEL - Justin R. "Butch" Rennie, 66, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Perry County Memorial Hospital.
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He was born in Leopold Aug. 16, 1947.Â His parents were the late Justus S. and Aileen (Etienne) Rennie.
He married Betty Sue Sutcliffe March 4, 1972, in Tell City.
A 1966 graduate of Perry Central High School, Butch was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, the National Cur & Feist Breeders Association, Warrick County Horse & Mule Club and Â president of Southern Indiana Squirrel Hunters Association.
He worked with Perry County Civil Defense, was a reserve deputy and volunteer fireman, and past fire chief of Central Perry Volunteer Fire Department.
He retired in 2007 as jailer for the Perry County Sheriff's Department. He had also been jail commander. He had also worked at Perry County Highway Department and was a licensed auctioneer who was active with Perry County 4-H livestock auctions and Perry Central Boy Scouts.Â Formerly, he had owned Gatchel Market and was a farmer.
Butch was known by many for taking his covered wagon and mules for rides in Perry, Spencer and Warrick counties and attending Plow Days with his equipment.Â He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and especially liked going hunting with his squirrel dogs and coon dogs along with his grandsons.
Surviving are his wife, Betty Sue Rennie; daughters Beth McClane (Jerod) of Huntingburg, Nancy Rennie of Tell City and Donna Rennie (Mark Esarey) of Bristow; a son, Charles Rennie (Ann) of Tell City; his sisters, Kathryn Fisher (Gene) of Jefferson City, Mo., Mary Sparrow of Charlestown and Rita Mahoney (Mike) of Tell City; a brother, Jim Rennie (Bev) of Tell City; his grandchildren Sam Rennie, Dalton Rennie, Justina McClane and Andy R. Esarey; step grandchildren, Tiffany Peter (Tim) and Thomas Lane and a step great granddaughter, Nakiya Lane.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, Sept. 10, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.
The Rev. Brian Esarey officiated.
Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Augustine Catholic Church or
Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.huberfuneralhome.net.
Huber Funeral Home
1139 Twelfth Street
Tell City, IN 47586
Published in Perry County News on Sept. 12, 2013