William David Butler of Harrisonville, Missouri was born January 21, 1944 in Des Moines, Iowa the son of Clyde W. and Bessie Ann (Gilbert) Butler. He departed this life on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at St. Luke's East, Lee's Summit, Missouri at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 17 days.
On February 20, 1965, Bill was united in marriage to Darlene Faye Frazier in East Lynne, Missouri.
Bill was employed as an assembler for General Motors Leeds Plant, Kansas City, Missouri before his retirement in 1995. After retirement he was employed for Jim Looney Electric and was a bus driver for Durham Bus Services all in Harrisonville. Bill was a member and ordained deacon for South Haven Baptist Church, Belton, Missouri. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and a former member of the Harrisonville Optimist Club. He coached for many years in the Harrisonville Youth Football, Softball and Baseball League. He enjoyed spending time with his grandson, clay target shooting and had moved to Harrisonville at a young age from Des Moines, Iowa.
Besides his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Arnett.
He survived by his wife, Darlene F. Butler of the home; a son, David Butler (Breece); a daughter, Dianah Hayward (Chris) all of Harrisonville, Missouri; six grandchildren; a brother, Dan Butler and a sister, Johanna Schnoor both of Harrisonville, Missouri; other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri. Burial will be held the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Missouri.
The family received friends Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggest that memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.