US Army

Billy Joe Butcher

September 13, 1947 ~ November 11, 2021 (age 74)


It is with great sadness that the family of Billy Joe Butcher announces his passing on November 11, 2021.

Billy was born in Akron, Ohio on September 13th 1947. He was 1 of 5 children. Following graduation from Carthage Troy High School in Coolville, he entered the military serving in Vietnam as a member of the United States Army Airborne Division. On September 23, 1966, he sustained multiple battlefield injuries. He was later awarded the Purple Heart for his courage and bravery.

Following his discharge Billy married his beautiful wife Nancy Jane Miller on August 15, 1969. Billy was a successful, respected and well known business man who owned and operated Butcher Logging in Guysville, Ohio from 1971 to 2008.

He remained active as a member and officer of the American Veterans (AmVets) and Veterans of Foreign War (VFW). It is notable that his passing occurred on Veterans’ Day. In addition Bill would regularly donate to many of his favorite charities and would help anyone in need. Discovering golf later in life he quickly developed a love for the sport. Playing daily with many of his friends, it became one of his favorite pastime activities. Known for his parties, be it Buckeyes or Bobcats, he loved to host fish fry and pig roast for his family and friends. However by far Bill and Nancy’s most favorite thing to do was to spend time with their grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Billy was preceded in death by parents Ernest “Blaine”, Helen Butcher and sister in law Darlene Butcher.

Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years Nancy, daughters, Sebrina (Billy) and Tabitha (Jeffrey) Marable, grandchildren Billie (Abdoulaye) Doumbia, Luke Ayers, Chelsea, Evan, Victoria, great grandchildren Marissa, Malick, Amina, Kader, and Emerson, his brother Gary and sister Nancy (John) Ward, special friends Adam and Suzi Moyer and countless nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Services to be held at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, Florida on January 28, 2022 at 11 a.m. Arrangements by DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME 550 Hill Rd. N., Pickerington, OH 43147.


November 12, 2021

Time: TBD to TBD
Sarasota National Cemetery
9810 St Rd 72
Sarasota, FL 34241


Sarasota National Cemetery
9810 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34231

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