March 7, 1930 - July 17, 2009
TROPHY CLUB -- Ray Edward Butler, 79, a loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away Friday, July 17, 2009, at home with his loving family by his side. Memorial service: A celebration of Ray's life will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 24, in Lucas Funeral Home Chapel, 700 W. Wall St., Grapevine. Inurnmnent: a later date in the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Lucas Funeral Home. Memorials: Rather than flowers, the family respectfully invites friends who desire to honor Ray's memory with memorial contributions in his name to COPD Foundation, 2937 S.W. 27th Ave., Suite 302, Miami, Fla. 33133, 866-731-2673, ext. 250, or American Cancer Society, 3301 West Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, 817-737-9990. Ray Edward Butler was born in Slater, Mo., on March 7, 1930, to James Lewis and Leta Erma Saltonstall Butler. Ray was extremely proud to have served his country in the U.S. Air Force, retiring after 33 years of service as a chief master sergeant and personnel director of AAFES. Ray was a great family man, a fabulous husband to each wife. He was a member of Fellowship Church of Grapevine. In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, LaVonne Butler; son, David Butler; and brother, James Butler. Survivors: Wife, Camille Butler; daughter, Deborah Crawford; grandchildren, Shawn Crawford and wife, Jessica, Brooke Crawford and Christopher and Aaron Butler; great-grandson, Quinten Crawford; sister, Eleanor Kilgore and husband, Bud; daughter-in-law, Cindy Butler; two stepchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and other extended family members.
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