Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

The Great Seal of the Choctaw Nation

Jimmie Wade Butler

Born: 11/15/1925 Died: 02/02/2009 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: Veteran

Jimmie Wade Butler, 83, of Poteau passed away February 2, 2009, in Talihina. He was born on November 15, 1925, in Williams to Wylie H. and Ida Ella Victor Butler. He was a teacher, a lifelong Baptist and a veteran of the U.S. Army earning the Occupation Ribbon for Japan, the Korean Service Ribbon with two bronze stars, and the United Nations ribbon. He was a member of Moshlatubbe Lodge #13 of Cameron for over 60 years. He married Nancy Coggins on June 7, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Billy W. Butler; three brothers, Billy H. Butler, Arthur Butler and Fred W. Butler and two sisters, Mildred Covey and Muriel Gould. He is survived by his wife of 61 years; a sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Cloyis Clay of Poteau; three brothers-in-law, Sam Coggins and wife Barbara of Arizona, Bill Coggins of Santa Rosa, California, and Frank Gould of Michigan; three sisters-in-law, Bea and Lee Barton of New Mexico, Mattie and Kenny Williams of Texas, and Katie and Bob Ross of California, and numerous other relatives, friends and loved ones.