Charles R. Butler, Inc.

248 West County Road 1400 North

Carbon, Indiana 47837

Phone :1-800-876-0857

Fax (812)442-0076


Fall/Winter 2010

Dear Fellow Business People:


It’s getting to be that time of year, the leaves have fallen off the trees, the cold rains have started and before you know it we will be shoveling ourselves out of the snow. This is time to get the preventative maintenance done to ensure a safe winter that wont leave you stranded on the side of the road or in a cemetery.

You may notice that this years Christmas letter is a little lighter that it has been in years past and want to know “Where is that Butler Coach calendar?.” We have tried something a little different this year and are handing them our personally as we travel around the state, some of you may have already received them for those of you that haven’t rest assured that we will be there soon to drop it off to your firm.

Butler Coach Company is getting ready to celebrate 75 years of funeral coach sales to Midwestern funeral homes we are looking for old pictures of the funeral coaches and ambulances that we may have sold through the years to your firms. If you have any of these please e-mail them to me at We are working on doing a DVD through the years and lack pictures from the early years, but have seen many of these great pictures in your firms.

With the end of the year right around the corner you made need that tax write-off and this is time to order that new Cadillac or Lincoln by Eagle Coach Company. Eagle still has a couple of slots for new funeral coaches to be finished by years end but they are filling up fast, so if you need the write-off order today.

Lastly this is the final year of the Lincoln Town Car Eagle Coach has about 15 Town Car chassis remaining. If you like the big town car style this is your last chance to get a new one. The Lincoln MKT will be the new funeral coach for Lincoln and will be available the second quarter of 2011. We have posted pictures of this new funeral coach that Eagle coach unveiled on our Facebook page we have provided a link from our website

We Would like to publicly thank the following firms for their purchases from Butler Coach Company

Wellman Funeral Home Paoli, Indiana

Fredrick & Son Funeral Home Vincennes, Indiana

Solan-Pruzin Funeral Homes Shererville, and Hammond, Indiana

Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Centers Indianapolis, Indiana

White-Love Funeral Home Chesterton, Indiana

Young-Nichols Funeral Home Tipton, Indiana

Jacobs & Cole Funeral Home, Indianapolis, Indiana


Thank you to all of you that have made purchases from Butler Coach and we wish you a safe and Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


Ron King

Current Inventory

2003 Cadillac Eagle Kingsley 38,000 Miles


2003 Lincoln Federal Stratford 75,000 Miles

Blue over Blue with Limousine style window

2001 Lincoln Eureka Diplomat 44,000 Miles

Blue over Blue with Limousine style window

2001 Cadillac S&S 46-Inch Limousine 58,000 miles

Black over Black

1997 Cadillac eagle Ultimate 56,000 miles

Black over Black

1995 S&S Masterpiece 44,000 Miles

Light Blue over Light Blue

For our Most Current inventory please visit

Skinny Dipping
An elderly man in Louisiana had owned a large farm for several years.
He had a large pond in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some apple, and peach trees. One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while, and look it over. He grabbed a five-gallon bucket to bring back some fruit. As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond. He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end. One of the women shouted to him, 'we're not coming out until you leave!' The old man frowned, 'I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked.' Holding the bucket up he said, 'I'm here to feed the alligator.'
Some old men can still think fast.


A cat died and went to Heaven.  
God met her at the gates and said, "You have been a good cat all these years.  Anything you want is yours for the asking."
The cat thought for a minute and then said, "All my life I lived on a farm and slept on hard wooden floors.  I would like a really fluffy pillow to sleep on."
God said, "Say no more."  
Instantly the cat had a huge fluffy pillow.
A few days later, six mice were killed in an accident and they all went to Heaven together.
God met the mice at the gates with the same offer that He made to the cat.
The mice said, "Well, we have had to run all of our lives - from cats, dogs, and even people with brooms!  If we could just have some little roller skates, we would not have to run again."
God answered, "It is done."
All the mice had beautiful little roller skates.
About a week later, God decided to check on the cat. 
He found her sound asleep on her fluffy pillow. God gently awakened the cat and asked, 
"Is everything okay?  How have you been doing?  Are you happy?"
The cat replied, "Oh, it is WONDERFUL.  I have never been so happy in my life.  
The pillow is so fluffy, and those little 'Meals on Wheels' you have been sending over are delicious!" 

Blonde Joke

A blonde woman was speeding down the road in her little red sports car and was pulled over by a woman police officer who was also a blonde.
The blonde cop asked to see the blonde's driver's license.

She dug through her purse and was getting progressively more agitated.
"What does it look like?' the driver finally asked.
The policewoman replied, "Its square and it has your picture on it."
The driver finally found a square mirror in her purse, looked at it and handed it to the policewoman. "Here it is," she said.
The blonde officer looked at the mirror, then handed it back saying,
"Okay, you can go. I didn't realize you were a cop."


Grandma is eighty-eight years old and still drives her own car. She writes:     
Dear Grand-daughter,

The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a
'Honk if you love Jesus' bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a
 thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting. So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper.
Boy, am I glad I did; what an uplifting experience that followed. I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good he is, and I didn't notice that the
 light had changed. It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn't honked, I'd never have noticed. I found that lots of people love Jesus! While I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, 'For the love of God!' 'Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ, GO!' I
 thought. What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus! Everyone started honking!

I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love!  There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach. I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. I asked my young teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant. He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something. Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back. My grandson burst out laughing. Why even he was enjoying this religious experience!

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed. So, grinning, I waved at all my brothers and sisters, and drove on through the intersection. I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared. So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away.  Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!!

Will write again soon,

Not Only Does Butler Coach sell the finest professional vehicles from Eagle Coach Company we also sell Ferno products and can sell Your Funeral Home call us at 1-800-876-0857