Michael Ellis Butler, age 66, of Okolona, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at CHI St. Vincent’s North in Sherwood. He was born December 7, 1956, in Deridder, LA, the son of the late Harrell and Nell Ellis Butler.
Mike was a retired Captain with Arkansas Game and Fish. He was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and attended Okolona Baptist Church. Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing and faming in his free time.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mike is survived by his wife, Susie Butler of Okolona, one son, Cole Butler (Kelly) of Okolona, two daughters, Jessie Herron of Arkadelphia and Ashley Collins (Seth) of Okolona, one sister, Shelly Butler of Benton, two brothers, Richard Butler (Julia) of Plano, TX and Kelly Butler (Tammy) of Plano, TX, four grandchildren, Griffin Collins, Logan Cox, Lainee Butler and Hank Herron.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Okolona Baptist Church with Pastor Dennis Jones officiating.
Honors will be performed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Honor Guard.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr, Tampa, FL 33607.
Final arrangements are entrusted to The Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Visit www.welchfh.net to sign the guest book.
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