Retired 2nd JDC Judge Robert Young Butler, 80, died Wednesday, December 7, 2016.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University in 1958 and his juris doctor degree from LSU in 1964. He began his practice of law in Shreveport, LA before moving to Arcadia, LA. He served for several years as Assistant District Attorney for Bienville, Claiborne, and Jackson Parishes. In 1979, he was elected as Judge, and served in that capacity until his retirement in 2000.