Raymond Butler 89 of Mattoon, IL, formerly of Shelbyville, IL, passed away Monday May 4, 2015 at 2:05 AM in Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL.
Raymond was born April 14, 1926 in Shelby County, IL the son of Ward and Julia Carter Butler.
He married Kathaleen Hodson in 1946 then in 1974 was married to Sonja Baird.
Raymond enlisted to serve his country in the United States Navy during WWII.
Raymond formerly was the Chief of Police in Shelbyville.Before that he owned and operated Butlerís Custom Upholstery Shop in Shelbyville.
He was a talented musician and loved country music. He played the guitar and mandolin in local country bands.
Surviving are children: Karen (Richard) Holzhausen of New Melle, MO., Jack (Janet)Butler of Mt. Vernon, IL, Carla Butler ( Russ Finney) of Tucson, AZ and Dustin Butler of Mattoon, IL; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and sister Betty Plummer of Phoenix, AZ.
He was preceded in death by wife Sonja Butler and siblings: Emory, Lula, Otis, Robert and Virgil.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday May 7, 2015 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Pastor Brad Brown will officiate.Visitation will be one hour before the service.Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville.
On line condolences may be directed to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com