Richard W. Butler, 77, of Osprey, Florida and formerly of Frankfort and Brownsburg, died Nov. 7, 2021 in his home. He was born on Jan. 21, 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland to Cecil E. and Helen (Goodnight) Butler. He married Janice Myers on July 10, 1966 in Lawrence, and she survives.
Richard was born in Maryland and moved to Frankfort at an early age. He attended Lincoln Elementary and was a 1962 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School. He worked at Butler Brothers Marathon, Chrysler Corporation in Kokomo, and was a job setter at Detroit Diesel Allison Division of General Motors, retiring in 1999 after 34 years of service. He and Janice lived in Brownsburg from 1984-1999 until retiring in Osprey, Florida. Janice worked at Harris Elementary in Brownsburg during their time there. Richard was a former member of Woodside Christian Church in Frankfort. His hobbies included amateur radio, enjoying the Florida beaches, cheering for Purdue University and, most importantly, spending time with family (including his dog, Lucy and two grand-dogs, Derby and Pete).
In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his daughter, Kimberly (Tim) McDonald of Sarasota, Florida; brother, Roger (Susan) Butler of Frankfort; and sister, Mary (Doug) Ford of Huntsville, Tennessee, along with many nephews and nieces (and grand nephews and nieces) and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Frankfort. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Richard's name to Community Christian Church Children's Ministry, 1944 S. Jackson Street, Frankfort, IN 46041, the Dalmatian Club of America Foundation, Attn: Meg Hennessey (Treasurer DCAF), P.O. Box 257, Morengo, IL 60152, or the charity of your choice. Please visit goodwinfuneral home.com, where you may leave a message for the family.