Lyle C. “Butch” Morrow, age 68, of 9284 Keady Rd, Lodi passed away in the peacefulness of his home on Friday, July 1, 2011, following an extended illness.

Born on December 16, 1942 in the Town of Covert, Butch was the son of Charles J. and Erma Williammee Morrow. Throughout life, Butch was drawn towards farming.  In addition to working the land, he was able to pursue interests in antique tractors, farm equipment and steam pageants. He also tackled and successfully completed many mechanical projects over the years and, with great pride, meticulously cared for his lawn. Those who rode anywhere with Butch learned to be ready for the spontaneous flea market and yard sale stops along the way.


Butch worked at the Sampson State School from 1960 until the time of his entry into the US Army on July 9, 1964. With the rank of Specialist 4, he received an Honorable Discharge from the army on June 28, 1966. He returned to Sampson State School for a short time before accepting a position at the Tompkins County Hospital in 1968. From 1972 to 1975 he worked at Cornell University and, in 1975, Butch dedicated himself full time to his passion of farming.


Butch is survived by his wife, Mary H. VanVleet Morrow; one son, Charles G. Morrow of Lodi; one daughter, Jacquelyn Morrow of Missouri, one step-daughter, Merrie Warner of Binghamton; one brother, Timothy Morrow of Ovid; one sister, Barbara Coulter of Maine, and eight grandchildren.


Family and friends are invited to a gathering in remembrance of Butch on Tuesday, July 5th from 4-6 pm at the Ovid VFW.


Those who wish to remember Butch in the form of a contribution are asked to kindly consider the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech St, Johnson City, NY 13790 or the Lodi Volunteer Fire Company,

PO Box 299, Lodi, NY 14860.