WASHINGTON - Floyd O. Butler, 88, of Washington passed away peacefully at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Floyd was born on Aug. 19, 1925, in Bemis, Tenn., to Oliver C. and Mary E. (Collins) Butler. He married Bettie Hendrix in Corinth, Miss., on Nov. 3, 1946, and together they celebrated over 67 years of marriage.
He is survived by their two daughters, Lucy (Richard) Mahrt of Peoria and Phyllis (John) Quast of Goodfield; five grandchildren, Ryan Frye, Adam Frye, Stephanie Geddes, Amanda Quast and Amy Quast; and seven great-grandchildren.
Floyd was also preceded in death by one sister.
Floyd had served in the U.S. Merchant Marine for over three years as a quartermaster, prior to going to work for Caterpillar in East Peoria. He retired after 37 years with Caterpillar in 1984, where he had worked as a fire inspector.
He was a 50-year member of Modern Woodmen, had served as president of the Sunnyland Lions Club, was a past president of the Caterpillar Square Dance Club and volunteered for Northern Tazewell Fire Department for over 20 years.
Floyd also loved to play golf when he had the opportunity and was blessed to be included in the Peoria Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., this past year.
Visitation for Floyd will be on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mason-White Funeral Home, with burial following in Glendale Cemetery in Washington, where military rites will be accorded.
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Online condolences may be made at masonfuneralhomes.com.
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