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Earl "Sonny" Butts

March 30, 1941 ~ October 18, 2019 (age 78)

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Earl “Sonny” David Butts, 78, of Alma, passed away at 1:27pm on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Sonny was born in Meacham Township on March 30, 1941 to the late Edward and Mary (Jean) Butts.   He married Virginia Eileen Noble on May 25, 1963 in Carlinville, Illinois and she survives.

Sonny was a hard worker who worked on cars and did small engine repair.  He enjoyed fishing and loved telling stories.  He was very social and willing to help anybody.

In addition to his wife Virginia he is survived by two daughters; Amy (Travis) Landes of Kinmundy and Tammy Butts of Centralia, a son, Michael Butts, of Centralia. Five grandchildren, Calvin (Shannon) Edwards of Mt. Vernon, Emily Butts of Centralia, Jace Butts of Kinmundy, Allison and Tanner Landes, also of Kinmundy. Two sisters Velva Ruth Powell of Buckeye, Arizona, and Tawnya (Thomas) Davis of Flora. One brother Roy K. Butts of Pennsylvania.  

Sonny was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Mary Butts, great-grandson Jackson Edwards, sister Eva Wagstaff, and brother-in-law Elvin Powell.

Funeral services honoring the life of Sonny will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Triplett & Neal Funeral Home in Kinmundy. Thomas Davis will officiate. Interment will follow at Elder Cemetery in Kinmundy.  Visitation will be held from 6-8:00pm on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help offset funeral expenses.  You are invited to share your memories of Sonny and leave a condolence at 

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October 22, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Triplett and Neal Funeral Home
115 North Jefferson
Kinmundy, IL 62854

Funeral Service
October 23, 2019

11:00 AM
Triplett and Neal Funeral Home
115 North Jefferson
Kinmundy, IL 62854

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