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Jewel Emmitt Butler, Jr., 94, of Muskogee, Oklahoma entered Heaven's gates Friday, July 28, 2017. He was born December 6, 1922 to Jewel Emmitt Buttler, Sr. and Maude (Spessard) Butler in San Bois, Oklahoma. Jewel was a high school graduate and attended college.
Jewel married the love of his life Ethel Marie Daniel on August 15, 1943 in LeQuire, Oklahoma. They spent many happy years of life and marriage together.
Jewel worked as a Material Clerk for Arkhola Sand and Gravel until 1977 and then at ACME Engineering until his retirement in 1987. He was ordained as a Deacon on May 20, 1951 and was serving as a deacon for Muskogee First Freewill Baptist Church. Jewel loved his family very much and enjoyed spending time with them. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jewel and Maude Butler; wife, Ethel Butler; and half-sister, Wilma Tibbets.
Jewel is survived by his children, Roberta Cabrera and husband Ramon, Vera Ridley and husband Gary both of Muskogee, OK; grandchildren, Neta Gray and husband Netche of Coweta, OK, Laura Brungot and fiancé DJ Steele, Sarah Walters and husband Marshall, and Gary David Ridley, Jr. and wife Cheryl all of Muskogee, OK; great-grandchildren, Kelli Warren, Ryan Warren, Logan Ridley, Mason Walters, Megan Walters, Spencer A. Cypert and wife Amanda, Brittany Cypert and fiancé Joe Roe, Makayla Seeley and husband Logan; great- great-grandchildren, Jaxon Warren, JT Warren, and Ava Grace Seeley; and many other family members and friends.
A celebration of Jewel's life will be 10:00 A.M., Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Muskogee First Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Ridley and Rev. Charles Smith officiating. Interment will follow at San Bois Cemetery with Gary David Ridley, Jr., Ryan Warren, Logan Ridley, Mason Walters, Spencer Cypert and Marshall Walters serving as pallbearers.
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory; 1830 N. York St., Muskogee, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com.
Published on August 1, 2017
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