Walter Earl “Butch” Columber
March 17, 1946 ‒ December 16, 2018
Walter Earl “Butch” Columber, who was loved by all, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, December 16. 2018. He lived in Marion and was 72 years old.
Butch was born in Marion on March 17, 1946 to Howard F. and Nellie Mae (Lane) Columber and attended Marion Harding High School. He worked for many years at Wright Storage and later retired from Circle T Logistic as a long distance driver in 2011.
Butch married Theresa Young on January 31, 1976 at The Prospect Street United Methodist Church after meeting “shooting the loop” downtown. There two spent 42 years together, raising two children, traveling to 48 States, and always mowing the farm.
Butch was a master mechanic being able to fix anything and make his own parts. He enjoyed spending time drag-racing and was the past president of the Marion Motorcycle Club. In his spare time, he could often be found at the VFW 3313 where he was a life-long auxiliary member and volunteered with the Honor Guard. He was also a member of The American Legion 162 SAL and MOCA 83. He was proud to be a Mason and obtain his Scottish Rite.
Butch will be missed by his mother, Nellie; wife, Theresa; sons, Donald H. (Jessica) Columber of Westerville and Edmund E. (Arianna Culp) of Marion, special adopted-son, Juan (Courtney) Thompson; grandchildren, Ashlea Columber, MacKenna Culp, and one on the way; brother, Michael E. (Lori Ann) Columber of Marion, nephew, Bryan (Ashley) Thompson, Aaron (Nicole) Miller and Jeremy (Shannon) Young, and niece Lisa Stal.
Butch was preceded in death by his father, Howard.
A celebration of life will be held at the VFW Post 3313, 961 N. Main Street, Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 6 pm. Burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Butch’s honor to the VFW National Home for the Children or any charity which helps children.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Butch’s family. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.