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George William "Bill" Butcher, Jr.
Israel ben Avraham v' Sarah

Saturday, July 8, 2017 (before sunset)

14 Tammuz, 5777

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

10:00 AM

Temple Beth Tikvah, Roswell Georgia

Arlington Memorial Park, Atlanta GA

7:30 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 11, 12, and 13, 2017 at the home of Carla and Bill
5302 West Bank Dr. Marietta, GA 30068

Please contact Dresslers at 770-451-4999 to send a message to the family.

  • MJCCA Sunshine School ("Bumpa's Books")  1415 Old Canton Rd., Marietta, GA 30062
  • Atlanta Theatre-To-Go

    George William “Bill” Butcher, Jr., 74, of Marietta, died Saturday, July 8, 2017. Born Oct 16, 1942 in Norfolk, VA, Bill’s early loves included his Riverview River Rats, Granby High, where he was Mr. Comet, and attending UVA. He moved to Northern VA and served as president of Alexandria Jaycees as well as Lake Ridge Jaycees. He was elected to State Board and enjoyed traveling around the state picking guitar and doing service projects. Bill truly believed “Service to humanity is the greatest work of life.” A born sales personality, he was a pioneer in the high tech industry with Xerox, Lexitron/Raytheon, and Hayes Microcomputer where he was VP of Sales. Bill and Carla were married in 1977 and transferred to Atlanta in 1980. Jacksons Creek quickly became a forever home. Bill embraced his choice to become Jewish with his entire heart. He helped found and served as president of a synagogue and enjoyed his long membership at Temple Beth Tikvah. Bill loved fishing, tennis (Below C Level), and golf. He and his nearly 30-year ASSOGO buddies proved that you don’t have to be good at golf to enjoy it. His favorite afternoons were spent with martinis and shooting pool with Richard. In recent years he loved helping at Sunshine School, his granddaughters pre-school. Atlanta Theatre-To-Go was also a favorite place to volunteer. Bill will always be a beloved husband, father, Bumpa, Granddad, brother, and friend. He is survived by his wife of 40 yrs, Carla; daughter, Jaime White (Chas), their three daughters: Laynie, Charlie, and Parker; son, Shawn (Kaitlin); son, Bill Butcher III (Karen), their sons, Riley and Key; brother, Dale (Andree); sister, Sheryl Graham. He is also survived by Nancye Vermillion, Katie Butcher, and their families. Laughter and love were the most important parts of his life and were included in every day no matter how stressful the day. Losing Bill will leave a gaping hole in many lives but that sadness will eventually be replaced with joy…that’s how he would want it. Sign online guestbook: A Celebration of Life will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, July 11 at Temple Beth Tikvah, 955 Coleman Rd. Roswell, GA 30328. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: MJCCA Sunshine School “Bumpa’s Books” 1415 Old Canton Rd. Marietta, GA 30062, or Atlanta Theatre-To-Go Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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    The Dressler Family
    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.
    Richard, Muriel & Matt MendelJul 18 2017 04:12 pm
    Carla, Shawn and family, we were so sad to hear the news about Bill. We always looked forward to his greeting us at Timber Ridge Elementary on voting day with a big smile on his face. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Ralph ColvinJul 15 2017 08:51 pm
    Carla: I wish to offer my heartfelt sympathy to you and yours. Bill was a special friend and held a special place in my life. We did not see each other since 1957 when I left for the corp. Time and distance did not dampen a lifelong friendship. The River Rats were not just a group of guys that loved partying, we were brothers and shared a bond that has lasted a lifetime. I miss my brother and will keep his memory alive as I have the other RATs that have gone before. He is in good company!! Bill was a true southern gentleman. He was very lucky to have you in his life. I hope one day I have the opportunity to meet.
    Cindy RogersJul 11 2017 11:09 pm
    I regret that I did not have the honor/pleasure of meeting Bill. I know that I would have treasured his friendship and received many blessings from him, especially the love of family, laughter, and faith. Hugs to Carla, Shawn, and Kaitlin. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. God Bless all.
    Gene MurrayJul 11 2017 05:08 pm
    Carla, I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Bill became a very close friend to me and I will cherish all the memories. I know that he has left you with many wonderful memories as heart goes out to you and Bill's beloved family.
    Don and Jess MorelandJul 11 2017 08:01 am
    A positive soul who always brought a smile to everyone's heart. Unfortunately we can not make it to the service today but our thoughts and prayers are with your beautiful family today and always. Love, Dondi and Jess
    Hiep, Christina & Jett DangJul 11 2017 01:38 am
    Hiep and I are so incredibly saddened by Bill's passing. We didn't work together all that long while at Aluria, but Bill had such a lasting impression on us. He was always ready with a quick smile and laugh. I'll always remember how when I came up to Atlanta, he took the time to take me to the huge wholesale market and then out to dinner with the family somewhere mid-town. He exuded such warmth and kindness. We loved that Facebook helped keep us connected. Even though we were thousands of miles away, we were able to maintain our friendship, which was so awesome. He always had a funny comment to our posts. As I was reading through his obituary, the song "Somewhere over the rainbow" came on the radio, and it just reminded me of Bill. We hope he's at peace and knows how much he was incredibly loved by his family and friends. With much love, Christina, Hiep & Jett Dang
    Nelson HernandezJul 10 2017 08:06 pm
    We will miss Bill so much, know that we will continue to pray for you and your family. Bill gave so much to everyone that the big gap he leaves behind will be difficult to fill. Love from Anne and Nelson.
    Terry and Oona PriceJul 10 2017 07:43 pm
    With heart felt sorrow but also joy in knowing how blessed our lives were by Iovng and knowing Billy all my life. Blessings and prayers to Carla and all the kids. Bumpa wad a great man.
    Cheryl V. CocoJul 9 2017 11:46 am
    Dearest Butcher family and friends, It's with a heavy heart I send this note. Bill was a loving, supportive, devoted husband and grandfather, and he will be held in my heart for his compassionate and caring nature. May his name and memory always be a blessing and a joy. Cheryl V. Coco
    Carol & Steve ShusmanJul 9 2017 11:23 am
    Our deepest sympathy to Carla, Jamie and Shawn and the entire family. Bill was a fine man, husband, father, and grandfather. He will be missed by family and friends always, but we hope that the sweet memories made sharing his life will remain always in the hearts and minds of his loved ones.
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