Ronald Joseph Butcher, 58, of Loogootee passed away at 2:00pm Monday January 2, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.
Ronald was born to Marguerite (Riley) Butcher and the late Richard Butcher on July 16, 1958 in Indianapolis, IN.
He is a graduate of Loogootee High School. Following high school he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He went on to achieve multiple technical degrees and finished with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Evansville. He played a vital role for 32 years at NSWC Crane progressing from an electronics technician, to an electrical engineer.He achieved many awards such as the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service and the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism.He was an avid golfer, fisherman, and inventor. He loved to travel with his family where they made many happy memories around the country. He was son, brother, husband, dad, daddy, grandpa, papaw and friend to many. He never met a stranger and had one of the most giving hearts.
He is survived by his mother Marguerite (Riley) Butcher of Loogootee, wife of 34 years Rhonda (Pierson) Butcher, son Joshua (Holly) Butcher of Washington, two daughters Kendra (Nick) Wade of Fort Branch and Jessica Butcher of Washington, three brothers Rick (Lisa) Butcher of Texas, Thomas Butcher of Evansville, Terry (Michelle) Butcher of Loogootee and sister Karla (Bill) Latham of Ohio, and three beautiful granddaughters that were the joy of his life Elaine Butcher, Brooklyn Wade, and Abigail Butcher.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held onSaturday, January 7, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Rehab in Bloomington and/or Wounded Warriors Project.
Condolences may be made online at blakefuneralhomes.com.