Billy Gene Butler, Sr., age 70 years, a resident of Goreville and a former resident of the New Liberty community, passed away Monday afternoon, February 9, 2015, at 12:55 PM at his home.
Billy was born January 8, 1945 in Livingston County Kentucky. He was the son of Gilbert Eugene & Pearl (Skinner) Butler.
Billy was united in marriage to Mary E. (Jenkins) Butler on December 9, 1978. She departed this life on August 10, 2010.
Survivors include: his children – Dorothy Peterman of Goreville, Josie Brown of Buncombe, Kayla Moore and Jessica Butler both of Cypress, and Billy Butler, Jr. of Vienna; 13 grandchildren; and 2 sisters – Josie Bennett of Brookport and Carolyn Fox of the Unionville community.
In addition to his parents and former wife, Billy was preceded in death by an infant grandson – Britain Moore; 5 brothers and an infant sister.
Billy enjoyed spending time riding horses and coon hunting.
A Graveside Service will be conducted Friday afternoon, February 13, 2015, at 3 PM at the New Liberty Cemetery in the Unionville community. Those attending the service are asked to gather at the cemetery at 2:45 PM Friday.
There will be no public visitation.
Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, 215 W. Illinois, Suite 1C, Chicago, IL 60654-7163.