Richard W. Butler

November 7, 2021

Richard W. Butler, 77, of Osprey, Florida and formerly of Frankfort and Brownsburg, Indiana died November 7, 2021 in his home.  He was born on January 21, 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland to Cecil E. and Helen (Goodnight) Butler.  He married Janice Myers on July 10, 1966 in Lawrence, Indiana and she survives.

Richard was born in Maryland and moved to Frankfort at an early age.  He attended Lincoln Elementary and was a 1962 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School.  He worked at Butler Brothers Marathon, Chrysler Corporation in Kokomo, and was a job setter at Detroit Diesel Allison Division of General Motors, retiring in 1999 after 34 years of service.  He and Janice lived in Brownsburg from 1984-1999 until retiring in Osprey, Florida.  Janice worked at Harris Elementary in Brownsburg during their time there.  Richard was a former member of Woodside Christian Church in Frankfort.  His hobbies included amateur radio, enjoying the Florida beaches, cheering for Purdue University, and most importantly, spending time with family (including his dog, Lucy and two grand-dogs, Derby and Pete).

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Richard’s name to Community Christian Church Children’s Ministry, P.O. Box 491, Frankfort, IN  46041, the Dalmatian Club of America Foundation, Attn: Meg Hennessey (Treasurer DCAF), P.O. Box 257, Morengo, IL  60152, or the charity of your choice.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 12 Noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort.  Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Frankfort, IN. 

Survived by:

Surviving along with his Wife: Janice are his Daughter: Kimberly (Tim) McDonald of Sarasota, FL; Brother: Roger (Susan) Butler of Frankfort, IN; Sister: Mary (Doug) Ford of Huntsville, TN; along with many nephews and nieces (and grand nephews and nieces) and cousins.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents.


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3 Condolences for “Richard W. Butler”

  1. Bill Tankersley November 14, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Richard and I were friends through Lincoln Grade School and Frankfort High School. We enjoyed many good times together in BSA troop 338. I remember Richard as a good person always ready to help. I haven’t seen Richard since graduation, but know he didn’t change. My condolences go out to his family.

  2. Jan Myers, Paul Myers November 15, 2021 at 6:52 am

    We were saddened by the death of your beloved husband, Richard. Although we have not seen you in many years, you are family and we wish we could gather with the family to honor Richard’s life on Tuesday. Dad does not travel anymore and I am flying to New Orleans to help care for my 2 week old grandson. Love and comfort for you and your family,
    Jan Myers
    Paul Myers

  3. Karen Adams November 16, 2021 at 2:59 am

    So sorry for your loss. I won’t be able to come to the funeral home because of a COPD flare up. Know that my thoughts are with all of the family.

    Karen (Hailman) Adams

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