Jack Eugene Butterfield

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Jack Eugene Butterfield

October 12, 1932 - October 28, 2018

Jack Eugene Butterfield Jack Eugene Butterfield, age 86, of Neosho, Mo., passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, Mo. Mr. Butterfield, son of Clyde E. and Alyce (Joachim) Butterfield, was born on October 12, 1932, in Ainsworth, Neb.
On August 2, 1953 he was united in marriage to Joan Hagen in Lincoln, Neb. She preceded him in death in 1993.
Jack grew up and went to school in Nebraska. In 1951 he enlisted in the United States Navy and served his country honorably. After the military, he was employed with the Nebraska Department of Transportation. In 1957 Jack transferred from Nebraska to the Missouri Department of Transportation. He was employed with MoDOT until his retirement in 1988.
On April 2, 1994, in Neosho, Mo., Jack was united in marriage to Roselle Hofstetter Charles. She survives.
Jack was a Mason and a member of the Royal Heights United Methodist Church in Joplin.
Survivors include his wife, Roselle Butterfield, of Neosho; two daughters, Nancy Tomlinson and her husband, David, of Shawnee, Okla., and Karen Stone and her husband, Jeff, of Edmond, Okla.; two stepchildren, Dawn Charles, of Moore, Okla., and Jeffery Charles and his wife, Crystal, of Monett, Mo.; one brother, William Butterfield, of Galena, Mo.; one sister, Susan Lewis and her husband, Wayne, of Lincoln; nine grandchildren, Shelby Stone, Kyle Stone and his wife, Mallory, Sage Sullivan and her husband, Trevor, Malory Tomlinson, Zachary Charles and his wife, Shaya, Alexander Charles, Courtney Charles, Christopher Rush, and Joeli Rush; and three great-grandchildren, August Rush, Danika Sullivan and Harper Sullivan. In addition to his parents and first wife, Joan, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Laura Butterfield, on September 5, 1995.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 3, at 10 a.m. at the Royal Heights United Methodist Church, in Joplin. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 2, from 6 until 7 p.m. at the Mason-Woodard Chapel, in Joplin.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or to the Royal Heights United Methodist Church, in care of the mortuary.
Published on November 1, 2018
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4 posts

Melissa Greninger perry
Nov 06, 2018
So sorry to hear Jack has passed,he was such a wonderful man will never forget him letting us cut a Christmas Tree down with Gretchen,Matthew,Mallorie,on his tree farm, also Jack helping us build our 1st home in Royal Heights 💕LOVE and Hugs to Rosie,Nancy,Karen and the family❤
Jeannette Perry
Nov 02, 2018
Karen and Nancy
was so sorry to hear about your dad. I will never forget how young you girls were when we started at the church. It was so nice getting to know you both when you and both were running around with Jerry and Rebecca and Gale and Alan.
My Love and Prayers Jeannette
Wayne and Jeannette Perry
Nov 02, 2018
Just wanted to say how sorry we are for your loss. We were there and signed the book. Jack really looked nice. would not have known he had had anything wrong with him.
Janice M. Lansaw
Nov 01, 2018
LeeRoy, Jr. and I were once members of Royal Heights Methodist and got to know Jack and Rosie pretty well. He will be missed. I'm very sorry for your loss.