Butts, Robert L. Sr.
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New Milford: Robert L. Butts Sr., 71 of New Milford Township, PA went home to be with the Lord on October 24, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Erlinda. Also surviving are his children, Robert L. Butts II and Robin, David Butts, Corey Butts, Deanna Leeder Stanton and Ron, Lorri Gray, James Butts, Michael Cenedo and Cherie Stone, Jada Mitchell, and Chris Mitchell and Chrissy; thirteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; siblings, Ruth Slocum and Lee, Lillian Denney and Al, and James Kelly and Debbie, Mary Pat Upright and Brent; and numerous nieces and nephews. Prior to his retirement, Bob was a TSGT Sergeant in the US Air Force. He served for 21 years, including Vietnam. He was the antennae supervisor on Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, providing communication for the US during Iraqi Freedom. He was a life member of the American Legion Post #357 and the V.F.W. Post #6223. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Bob was an exceptional marksman including skeet and trap shooting. He loved the great outdoors. A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, PA. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. prior to the service.
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on Oct. 26, 2011