OBITUARY

Donald Leslie Butts

August 4, 1930June 4, 2018

Mr. Donald L. Butts, 87, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Jefferson Place. He was born to Lonnie and Martha Butts on August 4, 1930 in Louisville. Donald proudly served his country as a Military Police Officer in the Marine Corps in Korea. He was a deeply devoted family man who was fun, adventurous, witty, charming, and creative. He is survived by his daughters Susan Watson (M.C.), Sharon Painter (Bill), and Janet Clifford (Denny); sons, Brad Butts and Joe Heitz; daughters-in- law, Michelle and Marilyn; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family. Donald is preceded in death by his devoted wife, life partner, and travel companion of over 40 years, Carolyn Willinger Butts; 3 sons, James Heitz, Jerome Heitz, and John Butts; and 3 brothers and 2 sisters. A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 3 to 8 pm and Friday, June 8, 2018 from 10 am to noon at the Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd. A funeral service will be held at Noon on Friday at the funeral home. The family would like to thank the caring and loving staff at Jefferson Place who were devoted to Donald for the last 4 years and a special recognition to his red nose friend. In lieu of customary expressions donations may be made to the Apple Patch Community, Inc., 7408 HWY 329 Crestwood, KY 40014 or Hosparus, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Drive, Louisville, KY 40205.

  • FAMILY

  • He is survived by his daughters Susan Watson (M.C.), Sharon Painter (Bill), and Janet Clifford (Denny); sons, Brad Butts and Joe Heitz; daughters-in- law, Michelle and Marilyn; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family.
    Donald is preceded in death by his devoted wife, life partner, and travel companion of over 40 years, Carolyn Willinger Butts; 3 sons, James Heitz, Jerome Heitz, and John Butts; and 3 brothers and 2 sisters
  • DONATIONS

  • Apple Patch Community
  • Hosparus

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 8, 2018
REMEMBERING

Donald Leslie Butts

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Patrick Magera

June 6, 2018

Like an Uncle and Aunt to the Magera family Peace be with the family. There is a good ol party in heaven as the fab 4 are now reunited.

Barb Magera Sturgeon

June 6, 2018

Don was a surrogate dad to me and my siblings. He was the consummate leader of the happy hour camping group at Agnes, though all bets were off on his and Carolyn’s arrival time! He always showed great support for our family in good times and bad, brought many “meals on wheels” to us in times of need, Peace be with you dear friend. Mom, dad and Carolyn await you with loving smiles. I will miss you.

FROM THE FAMILY