|Birth: ||May 28, 1932|
|Death: ||May 25, 2009|
Richard Arlin "Dick" Butler, age 76, of Spiceland, passed away Monday, May 25, 2009 at his home on the hill while surrounded by his family, following an extended illness. He was born August 28, 1932 near Haldeman in Rowan County, Kentucky to the late John Henry and Stella (Egan) Butler.
Dick retired from Chrysler Corporation following 30 years of service as an electrician. He had previously been employed at Meadow Gold Dairy and Perfect Circle. He was a veteran of the United States Army from 1952-1954 where he served in Germany building large refrigeration units. He had been a member of Spiceland Methodist Church and recently attended Spiceland Friends Meeting. Dick, his children, and first wife (Patricia) were very involved in Scouting, Little League and 4-H where he developed the electrical and the rocket programs. Dick enjoyed visiting local grade schools, giving electrical demonstrations and teaching Indian history. He was very interested in genealogy, Indian history and collecting Indian artifacts. He bowled for many years in the Chrysler Bowling League. Dick also enjoyed carving wood, building and playing dulcimers, oil painting, horse back riding, and boating on the Ohio River with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 15 years: Joyce (Turner) Butler; children: David (wife: Terri) Butler of Spiceland, Debbie (husband: Doug) Searcy of Straughn, Brenda Butler of Indianapolis, Dawn (husband: Roger) Mogg of Spiceland, Jim (wife: Pam) Butler of Milford, OH; three stepsons: Russell Reece of Lewisville, Scott (wife: Shirley) Reece of New Castle and Frank (wife: Amy) Reece of Spiceland; eighteen grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; siblings: Naomi (husband: Phil) Jackson of Knightstown, Leatha Redmon of Greenfield; John Butler of Knightstown, Carl (wife: Ruth) Butler of Knightstown, Hayden (companion: Carol) Butler of Knightstown, Charlene (husband: Paul) Jensen of Knightstown, Ray Butler of Knightstown, Shelia (husband: Richard) Rawlins of Charlottesville, Harold (wife: Janet) Butler of Knightstown; sisters-in-law: Sarah Brown of Spiceland, Gloria Butler of Knightstown, Zora Edick of Indianapolis, Libby Brooks of OH; brothers-in-law: Ed (wife: Chris) Marlow, Larry Marlow both of Arizona, Steve (wife: Anna) Bell of Warsaw, IN; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife: Patricia Marie Bell in 1992; brothers: Arnold Butler, Leon Butler; stepson: Tracy Reece; one great grandchild; mother-in-law: Mildred Marlow; sisters-in-law: Kay Butler, Lesa Butler and Violet Butler; brother-in-law: Eddie Redmon.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2009 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Pastor Sid Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Military rites will be conducted by the Knightstown American Legion. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2009 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Spiceland Fire Department or Henry County Hospice with envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.hinsey-brown.com.
John H. Butler (1897 - 1979)
Stella Egan Butler (1903 - 1969)
Patricia M. Marlow Butler (1935 - 1992)*
Arnold C. Butler (1927 - 2000)*
Leon Butler (1929 - 2002)*
Richard Arlin Butler (1932 - 2009)
Glen Cove Cemetery
Created by: Gladys Turner Dinkeloo
Record added: Aug 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40412718