|James W. Butler, 70, of London Mills, IL passed away Friday April 27, 2012, at his home. He was born November 4, 1941 in Rock Island, IL the son of Clarence and Dixie Butler. He married Katherine Crowl on July 2, 1961.
He is survived by his wife Katherine of London Mills, IL; four children James A. Butler of Fairview, IL, Beth A. (Tim) Lister of Fairview, IL, Teresa L. (Mark) McConkey of Fairview, IL and Gennie L. (Mike) Burgus of London Mills, IL; 10 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter; four siblings LuAnn Lefler of Bell Buckle, TN, Kenneth "Skip" Butler of Plant City, FL, Richard Butler of Big Sandy, TN, and Tammie Anderson of St. Augustine, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother.
James retired from Caterpillar Tractor Company after 31.5 years. He was a trustee on Young Hickory Township Board. He coached baseball for more than 15 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his grandchildren.
Funeral service will be Wednesday May 2, 2012, 10:00 am at the London Mills United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends Tuesday eve May 1, 2012 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the London Mills United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Coal Creek Cemetery, London Mills, IL. Memorials may be made to the Graham Hospital Respiratory Service Dept. for purchase of equipment. Please sign the online guestbook at www.cormanmh.com. Corman Memorial Home Roseville, IL is in charge of the arrangements.