More than 1,000 friends and family members celebrated the life of Howard E. Butt Jr. Saturday at a funeral service held at Trinity Baptist Church.
Howard E. Butt Jr., brother of H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt, passed away at his home Sunday evening. He died from complications related to Parkinson's disease at age 89.
The Rev. Buckner Fanning, one of the state's leading spiritual leaders of the late 20th century and the pastor of Trinity Baptist Church for more than 40 years, died Sunday at the age of 89. He had been in declining health and out of public life for some years, and in August he suffered a stroke and moved to an assisted living center.