Billy R. Butler of Destin Florida passed away Friday October 5, 2018 in Miramar Beach. He was born in 1937 in Columbia Mississippi. Billy was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Ruby Butler, as well as one brother Bob Butler. He leaves loving memories to his wife of 38 years Barbara Butler; seven children Suzanne Church( JP), Bruce Butler, Joan Stagliano(Scott), Beth Butler (Greg Smith), Doug Butler, Eric Butler (Bon), and John Butler (Fiancé Bethany); brother David Butler; seven grandchildren. A celebration of Billy’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in Billy’s honor to Destin History and Fishing Museum, 108 Stahlman Ave, Destin, Florida 32541.