Larry Joseph Butler (72)

Grayville, Illinois
Birth: October 2, 1949
Death: April 19, 2022

Larry Joseph Butler, 72, of Grayville, Illinois, died Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. He was born October 2, 1949, in Flora, Illinois, the son of Joseph Lawrence Butler and Margaret Ruth (Helck) Butler.

Larry was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Grayville. He was retired from the Grayville school system, where he was a janitor for many years. Larry would do anything for anyone. He was a great asset to the Grayville Senior Citizens. He served on the board and helped in the everyday operation for years. Larry took people to Dr’s appointments, and ran errands. Just ask Larry and he would do it. He enjoyed walking and would stop to talk to everyone.

He is survived by a brother, Tom Butler of Boise, Idaho; several nieces and nephews; special friend Lena Owen, and many other friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother Gary Butler.

Visitation and funeral are Friday, April 22, 2022, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Visitation is at 5 pm, and funeral is at 7 pm. At a later date, Larry’s remains will be cremated and buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the Grayville Senior Citizens and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville, Illinois.

Visitation: Cook Funeral Chapel, Grayville, Illinois - Friday, April 22, 2022 - 5-7 pm
Service: Cook Funeral Chapel, Grayville, Illinois - Friday, April 22, 2022 - 7 pm
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Grayville, Illinois, (following cremation)
Memorials: Grayville Senior Citizens Center, c/o Cook Funeral Chapel, 101 Edgewood Lane, Carmi, IL 62821

2 thoughts on “Larry Joseph Butler”

  1. Larry was a fantastic Brother-in-law and friend. He was much loved by his nieces and nephews and would do anything for them, which earned him the nickname “Uncle Easy”. He was a kind and gentle man. I know that his last breath on earth was his first in Heaven and that he is happy to be with God, his Mom and Dad and brother Gary. Rest in peace Larry. I will see you again one day. Love, Karen

  2. Anne Neal & family

    Larry was so special. As his cousin, I have many wonderful memories of him. He will always be remembered as serving others. On our occasional trip to the area we always knew where to find Larry. We would go to Senior Citizens even if were after hours for a short visit with him as he was always busy you know. When thinking of his passing I think of he is now free of pain & suffering & in his forever home. For him he has now received his reward & crown. For him to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! He will be missed.

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