Landon J. (Buddy) Butler, 86, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, January 12, 2013. He was born March 14, 1926 in Anderson County to Landon Carter and Winnie Butler. During World War II Buddy served his country with honor in the US Army, where he earned the Purple Heart, American Theatre Medal, EAME Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and WWII Victory Medal during the Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns. After the war he worked at Perrin Air Force Base as a boiler foreman before returning to his home town of Palestine where he owned and operated a mobile home moving and wrecker service. He was also a member of Antioch Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the DAV Post 63. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Clarice Langston Butler, daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Roice Melton of Palestine, son and daughter-in-law Alton (A.C.) and Sheena Butler of Longview. Grandchildren; Shawna Powell of Palestine; Senior Chief Curtis and Melissa Butler of Camarillo, CA; Christie and Brent Trahan of Angleton; Renae and Craig Ewald of League City; Monica and Lee Hay of Longview, step grandchildren; Carley and Mikey Saladino of Alvin, great grandchildren; Britney and Hayley Butler of Camarillo, CA.; Jospeh, Samuel and Timothy Trahan of Angleton; Austin Walsh, Tyler and Corrigan Ewald of League City; Carter, Avery and Spencer Hay of Longview, step great grandchildren; Michael and Jacob Saladino, sister; Johnnie Simmons of Palestine along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; Landon Carter and Winnie Butler; brothers; Clyde Butler and Arnold Ray Butler; and sisters; Edna Earl Sims, Lorena Ward, Doris Hill and Dorothy Ward. Pallbearers will be Curits Butler, Craig Ewald, Austin Walsh, Joseph Trahan, Roice Melton and Lee Hay. Condolence calls will be received Monday, January 14th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM with funeral services Tuesday, January 15th at 10:00 AM at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Fields Chapel Cemetery, with Bro. Fred Neal and Brent Trahan presiding. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Special thanks to Dr. Wilder and Staff at Oncology Palestine Texas, VA Clinic Palestine and VA Comfort Care Unit Temple Texas and friends who helped during this time.