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Butch Moorhouse

February 22, 1954 — February 15, 2023

On February 15, 2023, Robert W. “Butch” Moorhouse, husband, father, papaw, brother, and friend departed this life for his heavenly home after a hard-fought battle with Lewy Body Dementia at age 68.

At the time of his homegoing, he was surrounded by the love of his wife, children, grandchildren, and many loved ones at his home in Benton.

Butch was of the Baptist faith and trusted in his Lord Jesus Christ to carry him through his illness. Butch was a 1972 graduate of Polk County High School and had many memories being a part of the PCHS football team, but his most valuable memory was meeting and marrying the love of his life Donna. Butch was an accomplished businessman and co-owned and operated Moorhouse Grocery and Moorhouse Service Station for 33 years with his wife. Butch had a special place in his heart for children and gave away more packs of chewing gum than he ever sold.  Butch also served as a member of the Polk County Civil Defense/Volunteer Fire Department, City of Benton Police Commissioner, and a volunteer coach for his son’s baseball teams. Butch was loved by all that knew him and was a friend to many. He loved fishing and was a true family man.

Left to cherish the many memories include his wife of 50 years Donna Woody Moorhouse, who lovingly cared for him during his illness, sons Stan (Kim) Moorhouse and Bo (Jamie) Moorhouse, grandchildren Jake, Chloe, Brice, and Abi Moorhouse all of Benton, sister Rita (Milton) Smith and two very close “children” Kathy Woody Belcher and Ricky Woody, and several nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents Robert W. and Nell Evelyn “Jeep” Moorhouse, grandparents Richard “Hot Shot” and Katie Sue Moorhouse, James Felton and Nell Stanley, and special friends Cotton Evans, David Evans, Jeff Ward, Gene Earwood, Neil Higgins, Poley Lewis, Pat Bradford, JR Disney, Frank Harvey Cummings, Norman Dunn, Gene Woody, Sonny Woody, James Woody, L.B. Morgan, and a host of others that helped make lifetime memories of the “Spur”.

The family would like to express their deepest heartfelt appreciation to Amedisys Hospice for Butch’s care, guidance, and support to his family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Lewy Body Dementia Association at 912 Kilian Hill Road, S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047 and/or https://www.lbda.org/donate/, Amedisys Hospice at 3854 American Way Suite A Baton Rouge, LA 70816. “Athens, TN location” and/or https://www.amedisys.com/services/hospice-care/volunteers-and-donations/.

Jake Moorhouse, Brice Moorhouse, Tyvis Woody, Todd Belcher, Justin Belcher, Travis Askew, Michael “Moe” Moses, Theron Allen, Barry Kincaid, Tommy McDonald, Chuck McDonald, Ashley Askew, Chloe Moorhouse, and Abi Moorhouse will serve as honorary pallbearers.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2023, in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home.

Family and friends will gather from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements are entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

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Saturday, February 25, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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