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Howard E. Butt Jr. the son of H-E-B founder Howard E. Butt Sr. and brother of chairman/CEO Charles Butt, has passed away from complications related to Parkinson's disease. He was 89.

The San Antonio Express-News reports that "Howard Butt Jr. is best known to the public as the evangelistic member of Butt family and as the folksy, comforting voice of one-minute radio spots titled, 'The High Calling of Our Daily Work.' He operated the H.E. Butt Foundation, established in 1933 as one of the state’s earliest and largest philanthropic foundations. He also ran Laity Lodge, a Christian camp for kids in the Hill Country."

The Express-News quotes Charles Butt as saying yesterday, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of my brother, Howard. His decades of inspired leadership, philanthropy and humanitarian efforts will forever be missed by our family and those he impacted across the U.S.”
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