Raymond Lee Butler

Raymond Lee Butler

Raymond Lee Butler, 81, of Anna, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at his home with his loving family. 

He was born on Aug. 26, 1939, in Anna, the son of Willie Dale and Mabel Irene Sims Butler. 

He married the love of his life, Juanita Marie O’Daniell, on Sept. 19, 1959, in Anna. She preceded him in death on Sept. 12, 2020.

Mr. Butler is survived by his children, Jeffrey Lee “Jeff” (Carri) Butler of Eureka, Mont., Katrina Kay Butler of San Diego, Calif., and Richard Dean “Rick” (Christy) Butler; grandchildren Rachelle Carri Butler, Matthew Lee Butler, Hannah Elizabeth (David) Popovich, Chasidy Marie (Doug) Mezo and Ciara Rai Butler; great-grandchildren Sawyer Brandt Popovich, Willow Sloane Popovich, Abcidy Sophia Mezo and Mylee Rose Butler; a sister-in-law, Maxine (Gary) Howerton of Mt. Pleasant; other relatives and many friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his spouse, Juanita Marie Butler; a brother, Carol Richard Butler and an infant brother, Francis Butler.

Mr. Butler served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. He retired after 21 years of service as Radioman Chief Petty Officer E7. 

After retiring from the Navy, he spent several years working in California before he and Juanita returned back to Southern Illinois. 

Mr. Butler was a life member of Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna, the American Legion and the Fleet Reserve Association Branch No. 289. 

Graveside funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Anna Cemetery, with the Rev. Mark Goins officiating. Interment will immediately follow.

Graveside military rites will be conducted by Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna and the Navy funeral honor team.

Everyone who attends will be required to wear a face covering and to observe social distancing guidelines. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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