Herman Butcher


Herman Butcher, 98, of Green Bank departed this life on April 3, 2021. He was born Dec. 15, 1922, at Mill Creek, Randolph County, the youngest son of Francis and Lula Ware Butcher.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Rinard Butcher; his second wife, Louise Brown Butcher; son, Rodney Butcher; two brothers, Homer and Willis Butcher; and two sisters, Kate Forinash and Edna Lee.

He is survived by a daughter, Terri Saunders (John) of Slatyfork, West Virginia; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Deama Butcher of Bluefield.

He was a Sergeant in the Air Force in World War II, serving in the Pacific Theatre. He was a former employee of the Deptartment of Highways and retired from Howes Leather as their Safety and health director. He was a 50-plus year member and Past Master of Randolph Lodge No.55 AF AM Beverly, WV, a 50-plus year member and Past High Priest of Beverly Chapter No. 23 RAM, Pilgrim Commandry No. 21 KT of Elkins, Scottish Rite of Charleston, and 50-plus year member of Osiris Shrine of Wheeling. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 29 in Elkins, Arbovale Men’s Brotherhood, past President of the Arbovale Cemetery Association and a member of Liberty Presbyterian Church where he served as Elder.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 8, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace funeral home in Arbovale.

Funeral Service will be Friday, April 9, at 1 p.m. at Liberty Presbyterian Church with Pastor Bill Cox officiating, with burial immediately following in the Arbovale Cemetery with military rites by the Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corp and Masonic Rites by Randolph Lodge No 55.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to either:

Liberty Presbyterian Church, 6224 Potomac Highlands Trail; Green Bank, WV 24944, or Shriner’s Hospital for Children, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is charge of arrangements.

Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.