William N. Butler

November 3, 1923March 12, 2019

William N. “Bill” Butler, 95, of Lubbock, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Lubbock. He was born in November of 1923 and adopted by Alexander William and Winnie May Butler that same year. He grew up and attended schools in Whitedeer, Texas.

Bill joined the Army Air Corps in November of 1942, serving his country for four years. He married the love of his life, Faye, on October 25, 1953 in Clovis, New Mexico and the couple celebrated 65 years together. Faye preceded him in death on July 31, 2018.

Bill worked for American Equipment and Trailer beginning in 1956 and retired in 1998 after 42 years of service. He was a member of AMBUCS and served many years on the ABC Rodeo Committee.

In addition to Faye, he was also preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Kay Turner, a son, Gary Anderson and a granddaughter Kathryn Elston.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are a daughter, Nell Elston and husband, Mack, two sons; Joe Baxter and wife Debbie and Mike Baxter, grandchildren; Tonya Turner, Jennifer Cruz and husband Michael, Mary Pressler and husband, Nate, Mike Turner and Phil Baxter and 8 great grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Lubbock Meals on Wheels or or a charity of one’s choice. The family would also like to thank the staff at Wilshire on 4th, Area Community Hospice, and Legacy of Love Hospice for the loving care extended to Bill.

Online condolences may be offered at


  • Alexander William and Winnie May Butler, Parents
  • Faye Butler, Wife
  • Kay Turner and Gary Anderson, Children
  • Kathryn Elston, Granddaughter
  • Nell Elston and husband, Mack, Joe Baxter and wife, Debbie, and Mike Baxter, Children
  • Tonya Turner, Jennifer Cruz and husband, Michael, Mary Pressler and husband, Nate, Mike Turner and Phil Baxter, Grandchildren
  • 8 Great-grandchildren, ~

  • Michael Cruz, Honorary
  • Mack Elston, Honorary
  • Zak Turner, Honorary
  • Alex Easter, Honorary
  • Joe Baxter, Honorary
  • Mike Baxter, Honorary
  • Nate Pressler, Honorary
  • Larry Rocha, Honorary
  • Ryan Kissinger, Honorary
  • Mason Medellin, Honorary
  • Tabor Vergara, Honorary

  • Lubbock Meals on Wheels, or charity of your choice


  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2019

William N. Butler

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March 15, 2019

Bill was married to my cousin, Faye, which makes him my cousin, also. He was such a good man and was so funny! When he and Uncle Sid got together, it was like a watching Laurel and Hardy. I remember once when he stuffed newspaper in our son's shoes ( Adam was about 12 years old) and when Adam tried to put them on he couldn't figure out what in heck was wrong....until he found the paper. Bill got the biggest kick out of it. That's the way he was, fun to be around and I loved him!