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Max Leroy Butts

January 15, 1941 ~ July 30, 2018 (age 77)

Max L. Butts, age 77, of Saint Paris passed away at 4:28 p.m. on Monday July 30, 2018 in Springfield.  Born on January 15, 1941 in Rosewood, OH, Max was a son of late John Durward and Ethel Pauline (Buroker) Butts.  He married Pamela Adele Draper on December 22, 1970 and she survives in St. Paris. He is also survived by three children: Kim Butts of Rosewood, Chris Butts of Columbus, Jay (Angela) Butts of Eaton; two step-children: Roxie (Tim) Maloney of Conover, and Rick (Julie) Brewer of Troy; two grandchildren: Max and Addison Butts of Eaton; and five step-grandchildren: Brandon (Jenni) Park of Sidney, Jayme Park of Columbus, Jade Maloney of Conover, Aaron Brewer (Brandon Cox) of Bucyrus and Ryan Brewer of Sidney. Additional survivors include one brother, Floyd (Freda Roesser) Butts of Rosewood, a sister, Janet Partington of Sidney, mother-in-law, Ann Shaffer of St. Paris and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, two sisters, Bette Lattimer and Jeanette Heath, stepmother Lodema Butts and sister in law, Marilyn Butts preceded him in death.  Max was a 1959 graduate of Rosewood High School. He retired from DAB Industries, Bellefontaine after 50 years. In honor of Max and his love of The Ohio State Buckeyes everyone is asked to wear your OSU attire. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield Street, Saint Paris, Ohio.  Burial will follow in Upper Honey Creek Cemetery.  Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to His Hands Extended Sanctuary, 1560 Dialton Road, St. Paris, Ohio 43072.  Condolences to the family may be sent to

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His Hands Extended Sanctuary
1560 Dialton Road, St. Paris OH 43072

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