He is preceded in death by his grandparents.
Butch grew up in Upton and Houston, Missouri. He graduated in 1978 from Houston High School. After graduation he entered the United States Navy. He proudly served his country and retired from the Navy as a senior chief petty officer.
Butch is survived by his parents, Billy Joe and Carol Roberts of Houston; his sister, Sharon Roberts of Kansas City, Missouri; a nephew, David; and a niece, Stephanie. He is also survived by two daughters, Jessica and Hannah.
He loved the outdoors. You could almost always find him outside, hunting, fishing, floating on the river or just walking and visiting with his many friends. Butch was also a great mechanic and could fix anything.
He loved children and enjoyed giving to those in need.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
The family will be having a memorial graveside inurnment service at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2012, at Hickory Ridge Cemetery with full military honors. Cremation and arrangements were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home, Houston.