Scottsboro’s own, Dr. Clyde Wilson Butler, Jr. has been awarded the Paul W. Bryant Alumni-Athlete Award. This award is based on character, contributions to society, professional achievement and service to fellow men. Previous honorees for the award, include John Croyle, Bart Starr, Ozzie Newsome, Lee Roy Jordan, Jeremiah Castille and Sylvester Croom.
“Clyde has served for many years on the Executive Committee of the Jackson County Bama Club. He is always willing to do anything he can to help, and we are so proud of him! This award is well-deserved,” said Rick Roden, President of the Jackson County Bama Club.
Butler is a Scottsboro High class of 1966 graduate, later earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1971 from the University of Alabama and a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry in 1975 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. He has been a self-employed dentist since 1975 and a Highlands Medical Center staff member for more than 30 years.
As a volunteer, his activities include: Scottsboro Library Board; Rural Health Board of Jackson County; Leadership Jackson County | 2nd class; Chairman of Stevenson Chapter of Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce; Alabama Ducks Unlimited state sponsor Chairman; Lifetime Ducks Unlimited sponsor; Chairman of North Jackson Ducks Unlimited chapter; Scottsboro City School Board | elected position; Executive Board of Alabama school board members representing four northeast Alabama counties; President of Jackson County Chapter of Alabama Alumni Association | 7 years; Executive Committee of Jackson County Chapter | Alabama Alumni Association; Paul Harris Fellow of the Scottsboro Rotary Club; Scottsboro Parks and Recreation Board for Goose Pond Colony Resort; former Scottsboro High School Quarterback Club President.
His honors and awards also include: University of Alabama Football letterman | 1970; granted lifetime University of Alabama A-Club status; 2019 distinguished member of Jackson County Chapter | Alabama Alumni Association; inducted into the Jackson County Sports Hall of Fame | class of 2021.
He is married to Cindy, and together they share two children, Bentley Butler Hess and Clyde Butler, III, and two grandchildren, Hunter Hess and Hatten Hess.