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Joseph R. "Dick" Butler

July 17, 1929 ~ October 27, 2018 (age 89)

Joseph R. “Dick” Butler, 89, of Washington, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Premiere Washington County Health Center.

He was born July 17, 1929 in Westland, a son of Joseph and Beatrice Smith Butler.

Mr. Butler was a graduate of Hickory High School.

He had worked as a sales associate for Falconi Toyota in Washington for 33 years.

Mr. Butler was a veteran, having served with the Army during the Korean War.

He was a former member of the American Legion in Canonsburg and had attended the former First Baptist Church in Westland.

Joseph enjoyed singing, playing the guitar and training and racing horses at the Meadows.

On April 15, 1953, he married Margaret Miller who died August 15, 2015.

Surviving are a daughter, Lisa Butler of Washington; two sons, Joseph M. and Jeffrey Butler (Mary) both of Washington; a granddaughter, Monica Oakley of Canonsburg; two great grandchildren, Quadysha and Ledaya Oakley and several nieces and nephew.

Deceased are a daughter, Lorna Lavaughn Butler; two sisters, Marie McClain and Lavaughn Butler; and a brother, Harold Butler.

Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m., the time of service, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 in the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342.  Interment will be private in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.  Full military rites will be accorded by the Honor Guard of VFW Post 191, Canonsburg.

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