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William Butts

May 28, 1950 — January 25, 2014


William John Butts, age 63, of Kahoka, MO, died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at his home.

Bill was born May 28, 1950, in Fort Madison, IA, the son of Howard Glenn and Betty Jean Boyles Butts

He married Linda McCain and they were the parents of two sons, Jeremy and Jamie.
On July 27, 1990, he was united in marriage to Karen Dieterich Perry.

Survivors include his wife, Karen, of Kahoka; his sons, Jeremy John (T.J.) Butts of Ankeny, IA and Jamie Alan (Renee) Butts of Marion, IA; step-children: Jason Perry of Kahoka and Elizabeth Perry of Kahoka; grandchildren: Dylan, Presley, and Carter Butts, Shanice Cheatham, Joshua and Emily Perry, and Carlie and Storm Bishop; his siblings: David G. (Barb) Butts of West Burlington, IA, Sandra L. (Ken) Carpenter of Palm Coast, FL, Bonita J. (Jerry) Cokel of Media, IL, Karen S. (Clinton) West of Burlington, IA, Linda L. (Randall) Carpenter of Carman, IL, and, Margie (Kim) King of Burlington, IA; a sister-in-law, Frances (Roland) Oilar of Kahoka, MO; aunt and uncle: Christa Butts and Paul and Marlene Butts, all of Burlington, IA;special friends: Stewart Ward, Eric Schlatter, Travis Allen, Johnny Lockes and Heather Ferguson; many nieces and nephews and their families; cousins, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Bill received most of his schooling in West Burlington. He was an over the road truck driver, owner and operator for over 25 years, and had drove locally for Holland, Johnson and Dickey, as well as others. He was a retired Clark County employee. Since that time he had been hauling on a limited basis for Campbell Trucking.

Bill was an avid sportsman. He loved being outdoors, hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, mudding, and riding his motorcycle with his many friends. He raced stock cars for many years mainly in the Burlington area in his car #34. One of the things he enjoyed was singing karaoke.
He also enjoyed visiting the local restaurants and sharing a story or two and picking on the employees.

Bill grew up in a large family and remained very close to all of them. Spending time with his family and many friends was very important to him.

A memorial service celebrating his life was held Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 5 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Shawn McAfee officiating. A reception and time of sharing followed at the Clark Co. Moose.

Memorials were suggested to the Clark Co. Ambulance District.

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