Billy Keith Butts, 62, of Bauxite passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born Dec. 5, 1950, in Hanna City, Ill., to the late James Butts and Marylin (Miller) Butts.
Bill was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He attended New Song Community Church in Benton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, David Butts.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Jeannette (Keene) Butts; his children, Tammy Nichols, Cindy Butts and Tonya Hames, all of Benton, and Justin Butts, Derek Butts and wife Misty, all of Bauxite; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Vickie Smith of Springfield, Illinois; two brothers, Jeff Butler and Bryan Butts, both of Peoria, Ill.; many nieces and nephews; numerous relatives, and countless friends. Bill loved each and every person he knew throughout the years. He never met a stranger.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m.. Thursday, Jan. 3, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard .