Tipp City Herald - Veteran - World War I - U. S. Army
February 20, 1974
BUTCHER, WILFORD D. - Wilford D. Butcher, 79, 394 Granville Street, Newark, father of Mrs. Stewart (Mary Jean) King, Tipp, died early February 14 at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark.  A native of Licking County, he was the son of Rowland and Ida Davis Butcher and was married to Pearl McClurg, who survives.  He was a retired city letter carrier.  A U. S. Army World War I veteran, he was a member of Brushy Fork Methodist Church, VFW Post 1060 and World War I Veteran Barracks 936.  Besides the widow and daughter, Mrs. King, survivors are another daughter, Mrs. Lester (Frances) Catt of Coshocton; a brother, Roger J. Butcher, Tecumseh, Mich., and five grandchildren.  Services were held at 2:30 p.m. February 16 at Criss Brothers Funeral Home in Newark with the Rev. D. E. Cass in charge.  Burial was in Wilson Cemetery, Newark.

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