Louis Butler Jr.
1945 - 2020
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Louis Butler, Jr.

Waxahachie, TX - Funeral services for Mr. Louis Butler, Jr., age 75, will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, July 2, 2020, at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel, Springhill, LA, with Rev. Richard Britt officiating. Interment will follow in Western Cemetery, Emerson, AR under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 2, 2020, from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at Bailey Funeral Home.

Mr. Butler was born on January 24, 1945 to Louis and Neoma Whitley Butler in Shreveport, LA and passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 in Waxahachie, TX. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

Louis grew up and attended school in Emerson, AR where he developed a passion for basketball and history. Following high school, Louis attended Southern State College, now Southern Arkansas University, where he played basketball and majored in Political Science. After completing college, Louis had a long successful career coaching basketball and teaching history and government. After coaching for one year in Sibley, LA, Louis left coaching and joined the Marine Corps. for a two year hitch, eleven months of which were spent in Vietnam. While serving, he received a Meritorious Honor Award. Later, Louis joined the AR National Guard for eight years, serving as a Nuclear-Biological Chemical NCO. "While in Vietnam, coaching began to look better and better to me", Louis said with a smile. He resumed his career in coaching at Bradley, AR and also coached at Village and Prescott, AR.

Following coaching in LA and AR, he moved to Waxahachie, TX where he coached boy's basketball at Avalon, Colleyville and one year in Waxahachie, TX. Louis also coached two years in Orange, VA. He retired from education in 2004. In addition to coaching and teaching, Louis worked as a seasonal historian and tour guide with the National Park Service for 30 summers at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. For several summers, he hosted the Honor Flight for Veterans and each week coordinated the Marine Sunset Parades at Iwo Jima, the Marine War Memorial, also in Arlington, VA.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Glynis Rachel Jones Butler of Waxahachie, TX; one son, Jordan Butler and wife, Lacey of Benton, LA; two sisters, Jean Taylor of Haynesville, LA and Carol Smith of Springhill, LA; two granddaughters, McKinzee Noel Hillman and Rose-Eva Marie Butler, both of Benton, LA; four nieces, Cheryl Taylor of Haynesville, LA, Sherry Misenheimer of Benton, LA; Jennifer Anderson of Heflin, LA; Heather Duke of Walker's Creek, AR; two nephews, Louis Paul Butler of Texarkana, TX, Devin Smith of Springhill, LA; eleven great-nieces, three great-nephews, and several cousins.

Mr. Butler was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Neoma Butler; one brother, Jerry Butler and one nephew, Neal Taylor.

Pallbearers will be Devin Smith, Rodney Hodges, Alan Misenheimer, David Jones, Brandon Misenheimer, and Hayden Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Max Knight, Danny Maness, Louis Paul Butler, Bill Askew, Grady Beal, Benny Ray Harris, and James Watkins.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 3100 Samford Ave., Shreveport, LA 71103.

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Published in Shreveport Times from Jul. 1 to Jul. 2, 2020.
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Brothers and Sisters-in-Arms, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged Hand Salutes as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This Hand Salute is the last that we shall render to Louis Butler, Jr. our Brother-in-Arms. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Louis. To Louis it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Vietnam War while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Louis, we commend you for your honorable military service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 881 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion in Shreveport and the 227 veterans of VFW Post 4588 in Bossier City, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Louis family and loved ones.

Sean Armstrong, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

Ron Delaney, Commander, VFW Post 4588-
1004 Jeter Street, Bossier City, LA 71112
For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud
Carroll R. Michaud
Served In Military Together
July 2, 2020
Jean and family. Our hearts and prayers go out to you
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