Robert ( Bob) Nelson Butler is survived by his wife of 38 years , Annette Butler, sons Sean Butler(married to Marcy), Patrick Butler, Brian Butler, Brice Butler (deceased: married to Ondrea), and Brett Butler-Camp (married to Cameron), grandchild Chace Butler, siblings Betty Kopp and Greg Butler and countless cousins, nieces and nephews.
Bob was born on December 27, 1948 to Nelson and Zesta Butler in Red Bluff CA. During his younger years, he grew up in Red Bluff and attended to the local school district before working on his AA at Shasta college. Shortly after he enlisted in the United States Marines where he fought in the Vietnam war through 1969 - 1971. Serving his country was an absolute honor and privilege: his stories and dress attire said it all. After serving, he proceeded back to the states where he began his long-time career in 1972 with the California Highway Patrol (CHP). During these years he experienced some of his best and probably worst memories as he had to partake in handing out speeding tickets to chasing cars and participating in shootouts, but there were even some funny memories too - like the time a Sea Lion swam to Los Banos and sunbathed on a CHP car (true story). After 32 years of serving his community, Bob retired in 2004 from the CHP and focused more on some of his own hobbies. One of those hobbies included golfing and participating in the classic golf course tournaments with friends and family where he even won a group tournament - watch out Tiger Woods. When he was not on the golf course, he found comfort in working on the land around the house or finding home projects to keep himself occupied. Occasionally you could find him out with his wife wining and dining and enjoying the local cuisines in the area or on a Friday night at all the high school football games (home or away). He was definitely an honorary Bronco at heart. In his later years, he enjoyed taking trips to Reno and the local casinos where he would brag about taking the Casinos money. If he wasn't bragging about his casino experiences he was letting everyone know what a die-hard 49er fan he was. Some of the best memories one may have with Bob might be due to a 49er game. There was no convincing him that there was a better quarterback than Joe Montana or a wide receiver better than Jerry Rice. These times have provided such great memories for the family and they will forever be grateful for the impact he has had on them. The family would additionally like to thank everyone for the love, support, prayers and condolences through this difficult time - we are forever grateful. Thank you again and God bless!
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