William "Bill" Butler Jr., 74 of Evansville, IN, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital, Newburgh, IN. He was born April 9, 1946 to the late William Joseph Butler, Sr. and Virginia (White) Butler.
Bill served oversees in the United States Army during Vietnam from 1968-1969. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 31 years; He helped many individuals over the span of the three decades. Bill is remembered for the rigorously honest manner in which he offered sage guidance to those he sponsored, professing the importance of a daily gratitude list and recitation of the St. Francis of Assisi or 11th step prayer. Bill co - founded the step climbers group in 1995 at Columbia and Linwood with Robert H., Danny, Philip P., and Patrick M. The meeting is still active and has been a beacon of hope for countless folks seeking a way to live a sober life. So many of us are "Friends of Bill" and we celebrate his life of recovery. Although he will be missed, we know he's gone off to that big meeting in the sky to be reunited with John G., Jim and the friends he met along the road of happy destiny. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Tommy Butler and sister, Elizabeth Fischer.
Bill is survived by his daughter's Adrienne Butler and Amy Julius. Five grandchildren, Alec Davidson, Hayley Davidson, Michaela Davidson, Cameron Davidson and Sierra Davidson. Nephews, Thomas Keenan and Max Fischer and niece, Catherine Weinzapfel.
Join us for a final meeting with Bill beginning at 4:00 p.m., January 31, 2021 with visitation from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Titzer Family Funeral Homes, Simpson Chapel, 510 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, IN 47630 with full military service to follow. The meeting will be broadcast on the funeral home Facebook page at 4:00 p.m.
In accordance with the Indiana COVID-19 precautions, all attending is required to wear a mask and follow proper social distancing protocol, capacity is limited to 50 at a time for visitation. If you are not feeling well, or if you have compromised immune system, you are encouraged to stay home.
Memorial contributions may be made to any local food bank of Evansville.
Sympathy wishes may be expressed at www.titzerfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are in the care of Titzer Family Funeral Homes.