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Bill Butler, 1943–2021

Thursday, September 2, 2021
Bill Butler

Graveside services for Billy Ray Butler, 78, of Burleson, Texas, will be held on Monday, August 30, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Gary Cemetery in Gary, Texas, with Mr. James Pierce officiating. Mr. Butler completed his earthly journey on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, in Burleson.

Bill was born on February 28, 1943, in Spur, Texas, to Raymond Butler and Wanda Guffey. After graduating from Spur High School he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served for four years. He then attended Texas Tech University, where he received his bachelor’s degree. In 1973, Bill went to work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and worked for the department until his retirement in 1993. After his retirement, he found fulfillment in teaching life skills classes such as horticulture and plumbing to inmates in the Texas prison system. Bill was a devoted father, husband and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Butler and Wanda Guffey.

Bill is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara Butler of Burleson, Texas; son Jason Butler and wife, Patricia, of Alvarado, Texas; daughter Brandy Butler of Burleson, Texas; and grandchildren Kai Nowlin, Ashtyn Butler, Travis Butler and Emma Butler, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and loving friends.

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