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Daryl Butler

Daryl P. Butler

Tuesday, August 16th, 1949 - Friday, November 20th, 2020
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Daryl Patrick Butler, 71, started on his magical mystery tour on Friday, November 20, 2020. Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on August 16, 1949, he was the son of the late Rose Mary Baron and Jim Spraberry. Described as many people's "favorite" person, Daryl had his way of connecting with people. His quick wit, sly twinkle in his eye, and love of life continued until his last day. He enjoyed going to concerts, supporting his favorite local restaurants, relaxing at the lake, working on his rain garden, Notre Dame football, and at times I.U. basketball. He attended and volunteered at Come2Go Ministries and C2G Music Hall living the mission to "love people well". Daryl considered himself blessed to have received the gift of a liver transplant (thank you, Charlie!) followed by connecting with his paternal family in Texas and Louisiana in 2017. If Daryl could have given one piece of life advice it would have been to never skip dessert. (Especially anything lemon). A veteran of the US Army, his working career spanned from 1969-2012 at General Electric/GE Aircraft/Lockheed Martin/BAE Systems. He cherished the longtime friends that he made there. Daryl is survived by his wife of 39 years, Patricia; daughter, Erin (Daniel Flores); siblings, Dana, Debra (Rick) Schimmoller, Debbie (Randy) Mayberry, Terry (Lisa) Spraberry; in-laws, Bonnie Lepper, Dan (Julie) Lepper, and Mark (Tami) Hoffman. He greatly loved his nieces and nephews, Mark Schimmoller, Erica Schimmoller, Jordan (Molly Conner) Lepper, Daric (Katie Whetstone) Lepper, and Zephaniah Lepper. A special shout out to his lifelong friend of 57 years, Mike Trainer. Prudence and Paisley, his two cats, will miss their morning treat ritual and daily reminder to "be kind to one another". Thanks to the frontline workers who continue to care and serve those with medical needs during these crazy times; especially, Dawn Korson at IU Health Indianapolis and Kelsie, Amanda, Allison, Brittany, Nicole, and Tina at Visiting Nurse & Hospice. Private family services to be held at a later date. Please register to be an organ, tissue, and eye donor! Preferred memorials to: Angel Fund c/o Indiana Donor Network Foundation, 3760 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222. To sign the online obituary, go to www.fairhavenfortwayne.com

"I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different". - Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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Debra Schimmoller

Posted at 01:37am
I will never forget how much fun he had crabbing. He rolled up his pants and he held the net to trap tge crabs. He was so happy to get just 1 . His spirit was so joyful. Cousin Gail
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Michael G Betts

Posted at 08:14pm
RIP my Classmate at CCHS. My Brother in arms, my union Brother. Enjoyed you Big guy! We had some great times together! Hope to see you on the other side, I'll bring the beer! RIP! LU!
 
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Michael G Betts Posted at 08:17pm

Miss Pat and family, give us a shout if we can help anyway! God bless you all! Michael & Sue Ellen
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tom bolinger

Posted at 12:59pm
Daryl's passing is a real migraine heartache for sure, he was a righteous & gentle soul. I just really enjoyed his company over the years. To Pat,Erin and his family and many friends, my sincere condolences and warmest love. Tom
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Shelley Hamilton

Posted at 12:29pm
For Daryl and our long talks about music, the 60's and his crazy and wild experiences. It was always enlightening Hope its a wild trip my friend.
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Denise Rohrs Stump

Posted at 11:14am
I remember Daryl and Pat from the Fort Wayne Street Rod Assn. They were members back in the 1990's. Daryl seemed to always have a smile on his face and was willing to help in any way he could. Now he joins so many of the "good ole boys" street rodders who have gone on. Rest in peace friend.
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