Robert J. “Bob” Butler, 70, a Northland resident in Kansas City, MO, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, at his home surrounded by family. He is preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Opal (Lewis)Butler. Bob was born in Albuquerque, NM on December 31, 1942, but lived most of his life inMissouri. He was raised on a dairy farm and attended schools in Graham, MO and lived inKansas City, since 1977.
Bob was a Master at his trade and owned and operated “Bob’s Floor and Wall Coverings” for nearly fifty years. He was known for his integrity and dedicated work ethic. He was a long time member of the Parkville BNI Chapter and attended theUnityChurchof the Northland. Bob was a true cowboy and an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and all outdoor sports. He loved and was known as an excellent dancer. He was also known for his sense of humor and his love of practical jokes. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family
Bob is survived by his wife Julianne Bevard-Butler. The couple married on March 11, 1986 and lived inParkville,MO for the majority of their marriage. He is also survived by his children, Debbie Butler of Excelsior Springs,MO; Christie Pulse (Jim) ofKearney, MO; Stacy Baird (Chris) ofExcelsior Springs,MO; Robert S. Butler (Yadira) of Miami, FL; his step-children, Therese Inzerillo of Kansas City, MO; and Charles Inzerillo of Kansas City, MO; a brother, Jerry Butler (Mary) Hertford, NC; two half-brothers, Richard Hanson (Linda) of Maryville, MO; Kirby Hanson (Danelle) of Graham, MO; a half-sister, Peggy Blair (Paul) of Maryville, MO; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A memorial service celebrating Bob’s life will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013 at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. prior to the service. Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice and may be left in care of the funeral home. Memories of Bob and condolences may be left with the family at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.