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Eli Jackson ''E.J.'' Butler, Jr.
December 26, 1916 - August 23, 2004

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By: Harold Hollis Aug 27, 2004
I am writing on behalf of the Russell Hollis family--his wife Tena, and children Joan Hollis, Sue Hollis Warneke, and Harold Hollis. We all have many fond memories of E.J. He and my father Russell grew up together, and though I don't remember, I know that E.J. was at my father's funeral in 1981. They were from a great East Texas family tradition. There's no love like East Texas family love. My mother, who has struggled with a debilitating and incurable heart condition for three years, remembers E.J. as a kind, sweet friend, and though it is a time of sadness for his family, she chuckled remembering E.J.'s funny stories. My sisters and I spent wonderful family times with the Hollis family, of which E. J. was a part (his mother Miram and my grandfather Steven Hollis were siblings). The tribute in the Chronicle talked about E.J.'s great stories, and he did indeed always have a smile and a story. Although I last saw E.J. when he and his wife Jackie dropped in at my West End home some time around 1995, I can still see his face and hear his voice. Thank God for E.J.'s life, and God's blessings on him and his family. Love from Tena, Joan, Sue, and Harold
By: Glynda Atwell Aug 25, 2004
E.J. Butler was a significant part of my life from around age 11 until I was in my thirties when he and my mom, Marion divorced. He helped raise me and became my father figure and my "Dad". Even though we lost contact after the divorce and he went on with his new life and family, not a day has gone by I haven't thought of him. He helped through many many aspects of my life. He began teaching me to drive when I was about 13 or 14. In fact, he used to let me drive around through the cemetery while he was working in the office at Paradise, the business he founded. He was a very hard working man and was always good to me and my children, Nathaniel, Keri,& Terry Baldwin & Whitney Atwell. They all loved their "Paw Paw" and loved visiting him at the lake house in Trinity. He thought them how to fish and boating how the respect the waters. The boys probably received their love of sports through him. He was always watching a game or reading the sports page. We all learned may life values from him and are greatful we had a chance to be a part of his life and he was ours. He did recently receive a visit from Keri and her fiance and they had Terry's son, Kolton with them. So, he got to see my first grandchild. We are thankful for that occurrence. Love, Glynda and Family

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