November 19, 1927February 2, 2018

William B. Butcher, 90, of Parkersburg, passed away February 2, 2018 at Wyngate Senior Living Community and is now able to join his wife in heaven. Bill was born November 19, 1927 in Youngstown, OH to Camden O. and Marie {Funk} Butcher. Bill served in the United States Marines Corp during WWII in China, Japan, Philippines, Korea and also directed the United States Marine Corp band. He worked for the City of Parkersburg as head of the Sanitation Board and Safety Director for the State Highway. Bill was active in the Parkersburg Choral Society for 40 years and a part of the First Lutheran Church for many years. He had said his best years were between the ages of 60 to 80 during which he loved to play golf , make music and taking care of his wife. Bill will be deeply missed by his sons, Dennis (Lynn) Butcher, Slate Creek, WV, Don (Anne) Butcher, Hampton, VA, grandchildren, Rachael Butcher-Lashchanou, Columbus, OH, Allison Butcher, Los Angeles, CA, and brother, Robert G. (Sara) Butcher, Parkersburg, WV. William was preceded in death by his wife of 27 years, Marvel and older brother, John C. Butcher. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, Parkersburg. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 p.m. with Reverend Ian Reid officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memory Gardens with Military Rites provided by the Marine Corp League and the American Legion Post 15. Online tributes may be made at Sunset Memorial is honored to serve the Butcher family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 6, 2018


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Steven Hughes

February 9, 2018

It is with great sadness to hear in the passing of your dad.Your Island Family

February 9, 2018

We pray for the comfort of the family as you go through this storm of life. May your loving memories bring you peace.

Susan Lamp

February 5, 2018

I hope the peace that comes from our faith encircles you all at his sad time. I am so glad that he is no longer in pain and singing with the angels and hugging Marvel. I cannot attend the viewing or funeral due to my work, but my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dennis, Lynn, Rachel, and Allison -- hugs to you all.

Mary Ann Osborne

February 5, 2018

Denny and the Butcher Family, my prayers to you all through this rough days. Remember the good days and the love shared. God Bless all of you.
Mary Ann Osborne

Richard Board

February 4, 2018

I knew Bill as a member of the Parkersburg Choral Society, and enjoyed making music with him. He and my father were friends when they shared time together at Paris Island as fellow Marines during the Korean conflict. I was saddened by the news of his death.

Jim Midkiff

February 4, 2018

My sincere condolences to the Butcher family.
Bill and I were fellow Marines and have been golfing buddies, along with his brother, Bob for many years. I will never forget the "fun" golfing outings with the two of them over the years.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Semper Fi Marine