Virgil W. Butler 82 of Shelbyville, IL passed away at 5:58 AM Saturday Jan. 7, 2012 in Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL.

Private funeral services will be held at a later date.Arrangements are entrusted to Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville.

Virgil was born Jan. 6, 1930 in Gays, IL the son of Ward and Julia Carter Butler.

He served in the United States Army during WWII.

He, formerly, was employed at Continental Can Co. in Shelbyville and as a patrolman for the Shelbyville Police Department. Most recently, he was employed by the County Market in Shelbyville.

He is survived by a brother Raymond Butler of Mattoon, IL and a sister Betty Plummer of Mattoon, IL.Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.