Walter E. "Hawk Shaw" Butner Jr., 81, of Marshall, died Sunday, May 27, 2007, at The Living Center in Marshal.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at Eastlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery in Salisbury. Military graveside services were provided by the Missouri State Honors Team. Pallbearers were Timothy Harper, John Barber, John Butner, Daniel Butner, Deon Basket, Derrick Young and Andre Butner. Memorial contributions may be made to the Walter Butner Memorial Fund in care of Summerville Funeral Home in Chillicothe.
He was born Oct. 12, 1925, in Salisbury, the son of Walter and Julia E. (Fristoe) Butner. He married Opal Brown in 1951 in Salisbury; she preceded him in death on March 30, 1992. He was a farm laborer in Chariton County and worked for the Wabash Railroad. He served in the U. S. Army. He had lived in Marshall since 1978, moving from Salisbury. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing and drinking coffee.
He is survived by five sons, Wendell Butner of Moberly, Howard Butner of Columbia, Kenneth Butner of Columbia, Lyle Butner of Kansas City and Ronnie Brown of Marshall; three daughters, Judy Smith of Columbia, Norma Butner of Columbia and Reanice Young of Kansas City; a half-brother, Horace Tisdale of Omaha, Neb.; a sister, Iola Johnson of Lee's Summit; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Frederick Butner and John E. Butner; two brothers, J. E. Butner and Clarence Butner; and two sisters, Gwen Butner and Anna Louise Whitley.