David R. Butcher, 81, of Decatur, passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Adams Woodcrest. David was born in Decatur, IN on September 30, 1939, to the late Robert C. and Magdalene E. (Borne) Butcher. He was first married to Alicia A. (Levy) Butcher on January 22, 1962; she preceded him in death on November 11, 1995. On August 3, 1996, David married Gloria J. (Wall) Nelson.
David attended Zion Lutheran Church. He was a 1963 graduate of Purdue University. He retired in 1997 with 33 years of service with General Motors. David was an avid hunter, woodworker and golfer.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Gloria J. Butcher of Decatur; a son, Eric D. Butcher of Oaktown; a daughter, Jennifer A. (Mark) Terry of Indianapolis; 2 step sons, Brad P. (Monica) Nelson of Carmel and Douglas J. (Theresa) Nelson of Decatur; 2 step daughters, Meredith (Ryan Hildebrand) Beavans of Louisville, KY and Christine S. (Matthew) Bloom of Decatur; 4 brothers, Robert Eugene Butcher, Steven L. (Billie) Butcher, Daniel J. (Barbara) Butcher all of Decatur and Neil D. (Martha) Butcher of Redkey; 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
David was preceded in death by a son, Scott Alan Butcher in 1966 and a brother, Phillip S. Butcher.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, followed by a 12:00 p.m. funeral service. Pastor James Voorman will be officiating.
Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Anderson.
Memorials may be given to Zion Lutheran Church or St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.
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