Gary Joseph Butler
Gary "Joseph" Butler, 65, of Grayville, Ill., was called to heaven on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital after a short battle with cancer.
Gary was born in Evansville to Joseph Lawrence Butler and Margaret Peggy Ruth Butler, of Grayville, Ill.
Gary "Joseph", known by many friends as Joe, was a very skilled auto mechanic, gifted artistic craftsman and wood worker. He loved Schnauzers and rescued many of them, the latest, Schultz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one grandson, Noah Ryan Butler.
Gary is survived by his daughters, Kerri Bowman and her husband, Stan, Kandy Bennett and her husband, Roy, both of Ponca City, Okla.; his son, Kristopher Butler and his wife, Joy "Diane", also of Ponca City; his twin brother, Larry Butler, of Grayville, Ill.; and his oldest brother, Thomas Butler, of Boise, Idaho. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Cole and Shane Shelton, John, Jessica, Kristopher and Jason Butler, Baylee Rhea, Taylor Bennett; and one great-granddaughter, Caira Seward.
A memorial service will be held for family and friends at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Patchwork Central Inc., 100 Washington Ave., Evansville, IN. 47713.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Patchwork Central.
Pierre Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Pierre Funeral Home
2601 West Franklin Street Evansville, IN 47712
Published in Courier Press on June 3, 2014