Paul R. "Sam" Butcher

1931 - 2019

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Paul R. "Sam" Butcher, 88, of Kenton passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019. He was born on July 17, 1931 in Kenton. Sam married Shirley Laubis on August 23, 1986 and she survives. He is also survived by his son, Jeffrey (Kim) Butcher of Florida; step-son, Greg (Sue) Patton of Kenton; grandson, Dane Butcher; step-grandson, Ian Patton; 4 step-granddaughters: Brittany, Shalie, McKenzie, and Lainee; 7 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters: Betty Hastings and Pauline McLaughlin; and step-grandson, Chad Patton. Sam was a 1948 graduate of Kenton High School, where he was on the undefeated 1948 football team. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Marine Corp. Sam retired from Rockwell International. He was a wonderful husband who loved gardening, fishing, and woodworking. Sam was a member of the Kenton Elks Lodge #157, Kenton Moose, Eagles, and Amvets. No services will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to the SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Kenton. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Sam to the Hardin County Humane Society. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting

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To : Jeff and Kim and family
Date :Thursday, October 10th 2019
From : Steve and Rhonda Thompson
So sorry to hear of Sam's passing. Hugs and prayers to all of you.

To : Jeff Kim and family
Date :Thursday, October 10th 2019
From : Mike and Michele Ault
We are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Praying the blessing of shared precious memories to comfort you now and through the many "firsts" this coming year.
Much love and prayers,
Mike and Michele Ault

To : Jeff Family
Date :Thursday, October 10th 2019
From : Cheryl Jones Hiller
So sorry to read about the passing of your dad. Please accept my condolences and know you're in my thoughts at this difficult time. Cheryl

To : Jeff and Kim
Date :Friday, October 11th 2019
From : Dana and Joan
We were so saddened to hear of Sam's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

To : Jeff Kim and family
Date :Friday, October 11th 2019
From : Robbin Norman Hogan
I am sorry for your loss, your father saved my father's life, many years ago. He was eternally thankful, and so am I.

To : Cousin Jeff and Kim My he RIP
Date :Friday, October 11th 2019
From : Clarence Wallace
My deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family. Uncle Sam was a wonderful guy ❤️ always the same I saw him. We sure have a lot of good memories of him to keep our outlook on life laughing. He had a trade mark grin a mile wide. I remember him all the way back to 1957. So many good stories.
RIP Uncle Sam.

To : Shirley
Date :Friday, October 11th 2019
From : Jill Bailey Croy
So sorry to hear about Sam. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

To : Butcher family
Date :Friday, October 11th 2019
From : Barb Roger
We will miss that happy face.He has left us all with great funny memories.Roger repeats Sams quotes all the time so Sam will always be near us.
He was a loving caring man who made everyone laugh
If you need to just drop Roger a line and you will remember him as if he were here
So sorry Shirley Jeff& Kim he was loved by many

To : Jeff and family
Date :Friday, October 11th 2019
From : Bruce and Kay Levally
With sadness and many fond memories we offer our sincere sympathy. Sammy was the true example if how to live life to it's fullest.

To : Shirley and Family
Date :Friday, October 11th 2019
From : Jason Winegardner
So sorry to hear about the loss of Sam. May the Lord wrap his arms around you all and give you peace at this difficult time. Prayers are with you all!

To : Family
Date :Saturday, October 12th 2019
From : Paul Bruck '49
Sam was on the great, undefeated football team in the fall of 1948. Therefore he was a proud 49er, not the class of '48. Well done , Sam; Semper Fi.

To : Jeff and Kim Butcher
Date :Saturday, October 12th 2019
From : Ralph and Nancy Brim
So sorry to hear of your loss!
May you memories bring you peace.

To : Shirley Butcher and Family
Date :Sunday, October 13th 2019
From : Gary Shirk
It with a sad heart to hear of the passing of Sam. May God be with you...R.I.P Sam, your friend.. Gary

To : Jeff Kim Butcher
Date :Monday, October 14th 2019
From : Jerry Fraber
Sorry for your loss. Sam was a good man and I enjoyed being around him.