Kelton E Butler, 95, formerly of Paisley passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2019 in Brookings.
Kelton was born in New Pine Creek to Alvin and Maude Butler on Dec. 16,1923.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was in Japan at the end of the war. He married Opal Williams and they had two children, Kathy and Tommy. He had the meat market in the Marketeria and then owned the Southside Market until 1964. He sold the market and moved to Chester, Calif. where he had a meat market there.
Kelton married Lucille Parnell Reynolds in 1965 and helped raise her three children. In 1966 they bought the market in Paisley which became K and L Market and ran it successfully until they retired in 1979 after which they enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling in their trailer. They continued to live there until 2015 when they bought a home in Brookings to live with daughter, Marcia and her husband after both of their health began to decline.
For many years he also enjoyed hunting and was a member in VFW, Elks, Masons, served on the rodeo committee, was mayor of Paisley and during the Oregon Centenniel was one of the Pony Express Riders. He was very well liked and loved by many family and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; brother, Don Butler; stepsons, Jerry and Danny Reynolds; and grandson, Orion.
He is survived by: wife, Lucille: son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Judy Butler; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy Butler-Garren and Paul Garren, Marcia Butler-Hughes and Michael Hughes; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.