PIQUA - Ronald E. Butt, 75, of Piqua, died at 12:59 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy.
He was born in Versailles on Sept. 29, 1937, to the late Alfred H. and Ethel (Helman) Butt.
On July 3, 1959, in Barboursville, Ky., he married Anna Lois Burnett. She preceded him in death in 2009.
Ronald also is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Terry Hawkins and Peggy and Kent Lee, all of Piqua; one son, Timothy Butt of Piqua; three sisters, Martha Wall of Tipp City, Connie Hall of Piqua and Phyllis Goode of Sidney; eight grandchildren, Randi Aistrop, Evan Aistrop, Luke Hawkins, Windy Hawkins, Sarah Willis, Adrian Lee, Brandon Lee and Isiah Thomason; and five great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Clark, Cierra Clark, Payton Clark, Eli Willis and Ella Willis.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas Butt, Alfred Butt, Harvey Butt and Robert Butt.
Ronald was a member of Central Baptist Church, Piqua.
He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Ronald was a welder at Stolle Corp., Sidney, for 28 years.
He loved riding his scooter all around town visiting friends. It was very special and important for him to spend time with his family and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with Pastor Randy Satchwell officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com.