Donal  Butler


Donal Ross Butler, a retired excavator, farmer, and life-long resident of Navarro County died unexpectedly on July 3, 2019 at the age of 84.
Donal was born in Navarro County on July 16, 1934 to Thomas James Owen and Lillian Ross Owen. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1952 and was self-employed as a farmer and later as owner of Butler Excavation. On May 3, 1952 he married his sweetheart Mary Davis Butler and they had two children Michael Ross and Scott Randal.
Donal always had a love of the land and enjoyed gardening, working on all kinds of equipment, and being outdoors. He farmed in not only Navarro County but also in Belize, Central America and India.
Survivors include his wife Mary Davis Butler; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Paula Butler and grandchildren, Pam, Anthony, and Tessa of Corsicana; brother, Bobby Owen of Arkansas; sister-in-law Julie Moody of Florida; and many nieces, nephews, and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael Ross; brothers Billy and Tommy Owen, and sister Glynna Owen.
A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Dallas Hearing Foundation 7777 Forest Lane Suite A-103 Dallas, Texas 75230
An online gust book is available at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
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Published on July 10, 2019
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