Thomas Floyd "Butch" Rudder Sr.

September 5, 1943 - January 16, 2020
U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
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Thomas Floyd “Butch” Rudder Sr., 76, of Anadarko, OK was born September 5, 1943 to Horace Thomas and Dorothy Pearl (Hooper) Rudder, Dallas, TX and passed away January 16, 2020 in Anadarko, OK after an extended illness. Butch joined the Navy at the age of 17 and was stationed in El Centro, CA. He was manager at several Montgomery Wards; Baptist Preacher; Owner of Rudder Appliance Store, Carnegie, OK; policeman in Carnegie, Mt. View and retired from the Altus PD as a detective in 1982. Butch attended Cameron University and Oklahoma Missionary Baptist College received his degree in theology and earned a BA Degree. He was married to Dana Jean Scrudder on April 23, 1993 in Carnegie, OK. Butch was a perpetual member of the Masonic Lodge in Mt. View, Carnegie and Cyril, Shriners Scottish Rite and New York Rite.

Survivors include his wife, Dana of the home
Sons: Thomas “Tommy” Rudder Jr. (Deceased)
Buddy Joe Rudder, Taft, CA
Daughter: Millie Marie Baxter, Taft, CA
Velvet Evonne and Clarence Birckett, Moore, OK
Dorinda Suzanne and Eric Nesmith, Elgin, OK
Diana Monee Headrick, Burns Flat, OK
Beth Renee (Deceased) and Tony Dryden, Chandler, OK

20 Grandchildren and 47 Great-grandchildren

Brothers: JD and Janet Rudder, New Bedford, TX
Johnny and Melinda Rudder, Dallas, TX
Randall and Jeannie Hileman, Carnegie, OK
Darryll and Rita Hileman, Carnegie, OK
Sister: Jackie and Don Montgomery, Nocona, TX

Preceded in death his parents: Horace Thomas and Dorothy Pearl (Hooper) Rudder Johnson; son, Thomas “Tommy” Floyd Rudder Jr; Daughter, Beth Renee Dryden

Visiting Hours: 9 am to 5 pm Monday, January 20,2020
9 am to 5 pm Tuesday, January 21,2020
9 am to 5 pm Wednesday January 22, 2020
Ray and Martha's Funeral Home, Anadarko, OK

Funeral Service: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Thursday, January 23, 2020
Midway Baptist Church, Cyril, OK

Interment: 1 pm to 1:30 pm, Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, OK

Under the direction of Ray and Martha's Funeral Home, Anadarko, OK

Service Information

Date: January 17, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Date: January 20, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Date: January 21, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Date: January 22, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Date: January 23, 2020
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Date: January 23, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Rene' Sparlin
Lexington, OK
We will miss you Butch.
Jerry Schuster
Altus, OK
So long old police detective partner, business partner, Masonic brother, and a very good friend. I shall miss you. Condolences to your family.
MaryJean Beccard
Lusby, MD
RIP . You will be missed by many.
Robert Johnson
Elgin, OK
So sorry for your loss.
Carolyn Hooper
Eufaula, OK
He will be missed.
Melvalene Warren
Fort Worth, TX
A remarkable man . Loved by so many .
Enedina Weathers
Riddle,, OR
So sorry for your loss.  Prayers for all of you and family.
Lawton, OK
Thanks for being a friend and most of all working for our home town of Carnegie my brother see you later
Baxter, MA
I Love you Grandpa, rest in peace and say hi to everyone up there...until we meet again.
Wayne and Stacy Simmons
Lawton, OK
So sorry to hear of Butch's passing. May our heavenly father comfort your family in this time of loss.
Ronald R Langley
Fort Worth, TX
Dana and family, I am sorry to hear of Thomas'/Butch's passing. I remember his eulogy at the funeral of Odis Garmon about 1978 or so shortly before I separated from the USAF at Altus and moved down here to the DFW Metroplex. Please accept my condolences, and I wish all of you the best in your time of bereavement.
Max and Sue Yearwood
Eakly, OK
I lost another classmate. Sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
Earnest melton
Irving, TX
God bless you
Terrance Tyler
Gotebo, OK
Prayers for family
Bill Reedy
Carnegie, OK
R.I.P. My Brother!!! Thank You For All Your Service!!! Love and Prayers for Your Family!!!
Doreen Payne
Lawton, OK
Dana and family I’m so sorry to hear of Butch’s passing.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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