Funeral services for Junior Coy “Butch” Friend of Seymour were held Saturday, April 24, 2021, in the Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Seymour.
Burial followed in the Seymour Masonic Cemetery, under the direction of the funeral home.
Mr. Friend, 76, died Monday, April 19, 2021, at Glenwood Healthcare in Seymour.
He was born on Jan. 29, 1945, in Springfield to Homer Henry and Helen L. Tindle Friend.
He was raised and lived in the Springfield area until 1983, when he followed the family to Seymour.
He had worked as general labor and did odd jobs most of his years.
He mowed countless yards in his lifetime.
He enjoyed going to country outlets, yard sales and flea markets.
When he was able, his favorite pastime was riding his bike.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his 10 siblings, Rosie Ann Liles and husband Walter, Ruby Mae McReynolds and husband Gene, William Ray Friend and wife Melba, Lois Grace Myers and husband Vollie, Dorothy Friend, Mary Margaret Merrel and husband Gene and infants, Howard Eugene, Mary Marie, Rosie and Julie; his brother-in-law, Harold Harris; his sister-in-law, Norma Friend; and his great-nephew, Mason Lee.
Survivors include his sister, Flora Elizabeth Harris of Seymour, and his brother, Clarence Gabriel Friend of Galesburg, Kan.
Online condolences may be left at www.holmanhowe.com