Madill, OK | 580-795-3315
Lafayette Franklin “Frank” Butler came to Lebanon, Indian Territory, prior to 1890 when he married Ava Orr. It was here that he began to write insurance. He later moved to Marietta, continuing his career as an insurance man. In 1916 he purchased the agency of John Randolph Hearn and established Butler Insurance Agency in Madill. The firm has been owned by the Butler family ever since.
His daughter, Effie Butler Jones, entered the firm in 1932 after Frank Butler’s death on January 16, 1933, his son; William Clifton “Bill,” Butler joined the firm. In 1950, Frank’s son-in-law Winston Smith entered the firm as a partner, until Bill bought out the partnership.
In 1956 W. C. “Dub” Butler, Jr. joined the agency with his father. They ran the business together until Bill passed away in 1959. At that time Dub ran the agency until his death in 1977. Dub’s wife Mary Edna (Carter) Butler took over and ran the business until retired and turned the business over to Terry Rushing. It is currently owned and operated by Terry the grandson of W. C. Butler, Jr. and Mary Edna Butler.
Terry began to expand the agency by purchasing Maxey Insurance Agency from Polly Maxey in 2000. That agency is located in Tishomingo, Ok. Then in 2002 he established a new agency in Kingston, OK continuing with the name Butler Insurance Agency.
Terry graduated from Madill High School in 1985, and in 1991 he graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant Oklahoma. After graduations he returned to Madill to manage Butler Insurance Agency. Terry married Amanda Sparlin on July 17, 2003 and they have two children a son, Ty, and a daughter, Logan. Both children attend Madill Elementary School.