Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — THOMPSONVILLE — Clifford Glenn Butler, 75, of Thompsonville, died April 28, 2013, at Munson Medical Center.
He was born in Ann Arbor on May 26, 1937, the son of Clifford and Esther Butler. Cliff married Deborah S. Lowry on Dec. 9, 1983.
In 1977, after 22 years of honorably serving, Cliff retired from the U.S. Navy.
He also worked as the bus mechanic at Benzie Central Schools for 12 years.
Cliff was a Michigan outdoorsman, enjoying most of what it had to offer, mushroom hunting in the spring, hunting in the fall and fishing. Cliff also enjoyed gardening, especially growing his own grapes to make his own wine to share with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah; children, Teresa M. Rives and Jennifer M. Jones, both of Florida, and Mark J. McClellan Jr., of Thompsonville; mother, Esther M. Rockwell, of Benzonia; three grandsons; four granddaughters; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; step sisters, Bev Rockwell, Kathy McArthur, Linda Dalman and Patti Rodebush.
He was preceded in death by brother, Michael; father, Clifford; and stepbrother, “Bud” Rockwell.
Per Cliff’s request, there are no services planned.
Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
Arrangements are by Jowett Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Frankfort and Benzonia.