Raymond E Butler

August 26, 1932February 4, 2021

Long time Connersville resident Raymond Edgar Butler 88, died Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Reid Hospital in Richmond Indiana.

Raymond was born to Edgar and Lillie Wisler Butler on August 26, 1932, in Portageville, Missouri. He attended the local area schools until moving to Connersville in 1948. In 1951, Raymond was married to Velma Jean Hisle. Raymond started working for Design and Manufacturing on September 17, 1942 and retired after many years of service on September 12, 1990. Raymond enjoyed sitting on his front porch and spending time with his family. He loved to work on cars with his grandchildren and enjoyed a good cup of coffee with his friends at McDonald’s. Raymond had attended Calvary Baptist Church and Community Gospel Church.

Raymond is survived by his two daughters: Sheryl Conner of Dublin Indiana; Raye Jean Butler of Connersville; his son: Edward Lee Butler of Connersville; his sister: Mary M. Lane of Florida; his brother: Shilly “Red” Butler of Ohio; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Raymond is preceded in death by his parents, his wife: Velma Jean Butler who died on January 4, 1995, his sons: Ronald Ray Butler and Billy Joe Butler; his daughter: Stacy Renee Butler; his brothers: Lloyd Butler and Faye Butler; his sisters: Shelly Bell, Erica Jo Glozer; Della Hensley;

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Pastor Richie Ware officiating. Interment will follow at Dale Cemetery; Section L. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley Children’s Hospital, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Higher Praise Worship Center.


  • Visitation for Family & Friends

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021


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Becky May

February 9, 2021

I remember all his grandchildren around him on the porch. He was a kind man and will truly be missed

Teresa Durham

February 7, 2021

This is hard to do, even after all these years. I am saying prayer for a peace that surpasses all understanding and for comfort and love. I love this family, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this family. Raymond and Jean treated me like one of their own. Raymond was one of a kind. He will never be forgotten. Thank you Raymond!
Rest in Peace, we will meet again.
My sincere condolences.
Love, Teresa

Curtis & Billie Eldridge Eldridge

February 6, 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss Sid..sending prayers & much love to your family.

Sam Butler

February 6, 2021

I'm gonna miss you grandpa Butler... I love you

Brandon Herring

February 5, 2021

You were always so kind and nice to me and treated me like one of your grandkids even tho you called me ears for some random reason. Since the day I met you you were amazing and so proud to be a great grandpa to all of your grandkids and never took no for a answer when it came to what you wanted to do. You can stay here tonight “o no I better get back to the trailer “ he was so stubborn but boy did he kno how to make you laugh. I don’t know how many stories he would tell me about when he was younger I just couldn’t believe some of it I would just laugh and laugh rip grandpa your in a better place and getting the rest you need.