April 30, 1949 ~ September 8, 2021

Born in: Springfield, IL
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Allen “Butch” Dew, Jr.
Sunrise: April 30, 1949
Sunset: September 8, 2021

God saw him getting tired and a cure was not to be
So he put his arms around him and whispered, “Butch” come with Me
Although we loved him dearly we could not make him stay
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best!
So as we say good-bye to you today
Dad/Grandpa/Brother/Uncle/Cousin/Best Friend/Loving Husband
We want the world to know of the love that we have for you and thank you for the wonderful memories we shall forever hold in our hearts.

Allen “Butch” Dew, Jr., was born in Springfield, Illinois, April 30, 1949. The son of proud parents Sarah Frances Dew “Meme” and Allen Dew, Sr. Allen accepted Christ into his life, and attended Emerson Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Allen attended John Muir High School, Pasadena, California. He worked many years as a freelance Artist.

Allen met his wife, Judy Gail Dew on July 8, 2008. Judy became Mrs. Allen Butch Dew, Jr., on January 28, 2015. From this union there were no children. Although he was blessed with two very handsome sons. His high school “sweetheart” was Lita Bianca McDonald and from that union came one child, Allen Dew, III. He wed Terry Lynn-Dew in 1977 and from that union came one child, Ferecio “Butch” Dew.

Allen made his transition in the early hours of September 8, 2021; he had a peaceful and quiet departure. Though he is no longer with us, his love and spirit will live on forever in our hearts. Through it all he gave God all the glory for his life.

Allen was a great host and entertainer. He took great pride in being able to share his life, his home, and all of his possessions with those who meant so much to him. He did this willingly and unselfishly with magnificent style and grace. He always made himself available to all his family and friends whenever they called. He was truly a devoted son, husband, father, brother, cousin, uncle and “Best Friend”.

Allen leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Judy Gail Dew, Indiana; two loving children, Allen Dew, III, California, Ferecio “Butch” Dew, Indiana; two sisters, Sheila Juanita Dew (Baker), California, Victoria Lynn Dew (Burnett); brother-in-law, Donald Burnett, Sr., Ohio; grandchildren, from Allen – Brooklynn, Jaydyn, Kathleen, Alonzo, Allen Dew, IV, DeAllen and Mariah, from Ferecio – Kamora, Little Ferecio, Janaysha and Azyia; nieces, Jeannette Michelle Sylvers, Bridgit Delashawn Buckley, Melissa Ixchell Simpson, Jamie Buckley and Lauren Geminisse Cisneros; nephews, Jeffrey Keith Patridge, Jr., California, and Donald Burnett, Jr., Ohio; along with a slew of great nieces and nephews. Allen has moved on to be with his father, Allen Dew, Sr., mother, Sarah Frances Dew, and sister, Carol Jean Dew (Buckley), stepfather, Burkman “Benny” Pollard, Sr., and stepbrother, Burkman “Donnie” Pollard, Jr.

A Tribute to You
“Butch” as we gather here today to wish you peace on your new journey, we all will be reflecting on our own individual memories and experiences of the journey that you traveled with us.

However, collectively we share and will continue to share the thing that made you special and unique to us, and that was your capacity to love and your zest for life. We will cherish the infinite wisdom you shared with us even though the words sometimes were unspoken. As a family you showed us the unconditional love that bonded us together forever. Yes! We speak of love because love is the legacy that you have left behind.

“Butch”, you have taught us that life has its ups and downs. You showed us that whatever life throws our way, the love of our families should not suffer. We have all come to know the pain in life that is endured. We can only thank you for loving us enough to share your pain, which has allowed us to learn and grow into the individuals that we are today. You Never Gave Up.

“Butch”, our stories and words could flow forever about what you are to us. However, we end our tribute to you with the loving memories of a MAN who gave his love to his whole family and who believed that nothing should tarnish this love.

So, as we say good-bye to you today, we want the world to know of the love that we have for this MAN affectionately called “Butch”. Sleep well! We love you and may you rest in peace.

Your Loving Family.

Visitation will be from 12pm to 1pm on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services, 5215 N. Shadeland Avenue, with a service to start at 1pm. Burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN.

Below is the link to view his service. It will be live at 12:55pm on the day of the service.



Visitation: September 27, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

Funeral Service: September 27, 2021 1:00 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Fly high Uncle Butch!!! Tell my BFF Meme I said hello and I love her!!!make sure you let her in your video🥰🥰🥰 (inside joke)

  3. Heyyyy Handsome!! It’s your FAVORITE.. I read your text everyday. How I miss our laughs. I know you’re watching over the girls and I. We Love you BIG!! I hope you enjoy your tunes. I did special for you! XOXO Fly high and rest well my favorite guy! Lauren Keke & Layah suga suga suga

  4. Jeffrey K. Patridge- The first Nephew – love you Uncle Butch / Heaven received a gift the moment you arrived. I know you will be doing your best art work and getting prepared for the big dance blowing the Stylistics and the Fabulous Dramatics. I can see you now getting all the Player Angels in line making sure there continuing to do Jehovahs will. Your presence will truly be missed here but your attendance in a higher place is a priority as it is Jehovah’s will to have you near, please know you hold dear in our hearts and thoughts. I will miss the twist on your vocabulary and you wearing your long black silk socks and hard shoes with shorts on and your hair permed out. Always a clever fellow and always smooth with words , i learned from you and my dad how to keep rhythm in my blues and soul in my stride while keeping my head to the sky, Never a goodbye Uncle Butch cause Ill catch you later maybe a farewell until we meet at the crossroads and Ill ask like the Whispers are you going my way, where dreams come true and like the Whispers you will just Yes and ill lead the way until we meet again , as you would say Yep-Yep never a goodbye at the end of our conversation. The alphabet lost the K for Kool when you departed Us.
    Love You Jeffrey lil sleep Patridge

  5. Son of Jeffrey K Patridge Jr.- While I only met you when I was really young I still heard about you all the time growing up. From your creativity to your loving spirit I heard it all. All my Grandma Sheila and Dad did was say good things about you and I want to say thank you for doing right by them and showing them unconditional love. It’s obvious how much of a good spirit you had. Rest In Peace uncle Butch, God has you now!

  6. A true legend if there was ever one.Dad you will be always in our hearts and forever in our memories I love you Rest Easy in my Butch “the Bandit” voice Your 1st son Allen Dew 3

  7. My dearest husband ❤ The 1 & only tru love 💘 & soul mate u will truly b missed & loved 4 life I love u with all my heart. Ur loving wife

  8. Hey, You…it’s me again!
    Butch, thank you for being my brother. Growing up I always thought you were so strong and courageous…you could do things like feed pigeons, ward off animals and catch frogs and fire flies, I thought you were so amazing!  As kids, I remember when You, Vickie and I rode our bikes to Hansen Dam and when we got back home we were in so much trouble.  As we grew older You — forever lead by example, maintaining dignity, duty and decency which is a combination of qualities hard to find in people today.
    I wasn’t  ready to say goodbye…if I had known; I would have asked for at least one more day to chop it up with you!  But I know GOD makes no mistakes…he needed you more than I, so I will hold back my tears and wait until we meet again to  catch up.  Just know that I Love You and that you’ll always be with me, in that special place – “My ❤Heart”.  Rest well my Brother!

    “I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.”
    Psalms 16:8

  9. My sincere condolences to you and your family. I am a good friend and sister to

    God be with you & family as you go through this Celebration for BUTCH.

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