WILLIAM RAY "Bill" BUTT JR.

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    - Beverly Herkommer
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WILLIAM RAY "Bill" BUTT, JR. of the Woodlands died peacefully on April 7, 2012, in Conroe, Texas at the age of 87. Bill was born on July 6, 1924 in Cordele, Georgia, the second child and only son of the late W.R. Butt, Sr. and Myrtle Wear Butt.

Bill spent most of his growing up years in Montgomery, Alabama where he was voted the handsomest, friendliest, cutest, most athletic, most romantic, best dressed, best all-round and friendliest boy by his schoolmates. In 1942, he was called to service in the first eighteen-year-old draft, and proudly served his country in the Army Air Corps until the end of World War II. Upon returning home, Bill attended Auburn University (then known as Alabama Polytechnic Institute) where he was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He remained a devoted fan of the Tigers throughout his life. War Eagle!

Following graduation, Bill hopped on his Harley Davidson motorcycle and moved to Houston, Texas where he met Jeanne Lucile White. After a whirlwind courtship, they married on July 14, 1950. Shortly thereafter, Bill got a job with Schlumberger Well Services Co. where he was a loyal employee for 35 years. Bill loved the oil field. Another of his passions was the great game of baseball, and he spent many a hot summer evening umpiring minor league games.

Bill was a mountain of man with a personality to match. His booming voice and unrestrained laughter ensured that no one who met him ever forgot him. He had a great sense of humor and was always ready with a joke.

His greatest passion, however, was his family. Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Jeanne White Butt. He is survived by his daughter, Beverly Herkommer and her husband Mark; sister, Ann Boroughs Lyerly; grandchildren, Kelsey and Will Cotton; step-granchildren, Lindsey, Michael and Rosalind Herkommer; numerous nieces and nephews; and a whole slew of good friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A celebration of Bill's life will be held at 10:30 AM. Monday, April 16, 2012 in the Chapel of Forest Park the Woodlands Funeral Home.

To sign the register book or to leave memories of Bill for the family please visit www.forestparkthewoodlands.com.


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Apr. 9 to Apr. 22, 2012
Arrangements under the direction of:
Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home
18000 Interstate 45 S | The Woodlands, TX 77384 | (936) 321-5115
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