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Obituaries

December 29, 2013

Oscar Wesley ‘Wes’ Butts

NORMAN — Services for Oscar Wesley “Wes” Butts, 67, of Norman, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Sunset Memorial Park chapel. Wes died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in Norman.

He was born Oct. 14, 1946, in Compton, Calif., to Fleeta Mae Bradley Butts and Calvin Clinton Butts.

Wes graduated from Jenks High School in 1964 and went on to play football for the University of Oklahoma, graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1969, and he was an Academic All-American. He played football from 1964 to 1968 and was a member of the 1968 Big 8 Conference and Orange Bowl Championship team. Wes was a graduate assistant coach in 1969. He was a member of the University of Oklahoma O Club and the Alumni Association.

Wes married Cynthia Lou Gilbreath in 1967. During their union, they were blessed with two children. He went on to marry Brenda Jean Wilkinson in 1972 and was blessed with two more children.

As a purchasing director, Wes’ career took him all over the United States. He worked for Yuba Heat Transfer and Oil Dynamics Inc. in Tulsa, Franklin Electric in Bluffton, Ind., AO Smith in Tipp City, Ohio, and Regal Beloit in Ft. Wayne, Ind., before returning to Norman in 2012.

Wes was preceded in death by his parents, Fleeta Mae Bradley Butts and Calvin Clinton Butts.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Brenda; children Denise McCullough and husband John, Nicole Sutherland, Jennifer Tyler and husband Todd and Tom Butts and wife Samantha; grandchildren Hannah McCullough, Cooper McCullough, Aimee Sutherland, Scott Sutherland, Clive McCullough, Carson Butts, Jake Gentile, Scarlett Tyler and Liam Butts; and sister, Luella Butts Wilkinson and husband Paul.

The family would like to thank the staff of Norman Specialty Hospital for their support and care of Wes in the recent weeks.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Primrose Funeral Service.

Condolences and additional service information can be found at primrosefuneralservice.com.

Norman Transcript, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013

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