Allen “Butch” McWhirt Jr., 66, of Hillsdale passed away March 31, 2021 at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington. He was born on March 28, 1955 in Great Barrington to the late Allen L, McWhirt Sr. And June H. (Schmeichel) McWhirt. Butch attended Roe Jan and Ockawamick schools, before joining the Army on December 29th 1972. He was honorably discharged from service on March 2nd 1973 after an injury. After his Army career Butch started McWhirt Trucking and continued to grow the business until the time of his death.
Butch was a part of many community organizations which included The Hillsdale Fire Department, Copake Community Rescue Squad, Philmont Rod and Gun Club, and was on the Board of Directors at Lebanon Valley Speedway. In 1996, Butch fell in love with Donna, took 22 years to get married, but the best 25 of Butch’s life. His hobbies included Stock Car racing- sportsman class, going to sportsman NRA dinners, enjoying coffee with his men’s group at local businesses, helping friends and family, and of course taking care of his beloved Peterbilt.
Butch is survived by his Peterbilt, his beloved wife Donna, his loving children, Sabrina and Steven (Carissa). He is also survived by his grandson Lucas, siblings; Lucy Wood and Patti (Dave) Proper. Butch is also blessed to have many extended family, friends, and neighbors.
In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his beloved dogs Tucker and Harley.
Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 4 to 7 pm at the Peck & Peck Funeral Home, 8063 Route 22, Copake. The family requests no formal dress please.
Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, from the funeral home at 11:00 AM. Deacon Warren Dorsch officiating. Truckers are welcome to join the procession which will form prior to 11:30 am at the funeral home. Burial will military honors will follow in the North Hillsdale Cemetery.
Due to Covid-19/NYS Guidelines – masks, social distancing and capacity limitations will be followed during all services. During visitation, please be respectful to those who may be waiting to visit by keeping your visit brief. Your cooperation is appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Community Rescue Squad, or the American Diabetes Association.
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