Charles J. Butcher

WILMINGTON—Charles J. Butcher, 69, of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly and alongside his canine companion, Sammy, as the result of a motor vehicle accident on Oct. 12, 2020.
Born Oct. 28, 1950 in Joliet, Charles James was a son of James and Thelma (Plager) Butcher. He was raised and educated in Wilmington, and went on to honorably serve in the United States Navy. On June 12, 1982, Charles married Catherine “Cathy” Hooper, and together they made their family and raised their three daughters in Wilmington.
Charlie was employed with ComEd, and worked as a Troubleman out of the Joliet and Bradley facilities before retiring after 30 years of service. He loved to power parachute, and took pleasure in the outdoors, animals of all kinds, and spending time at the family Circle B Farm. Charlie enjoyed traveling, especially to Arizona, and will be remembered for his love of family, his children, and not to forget his eclectic style.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy; three daughters: Desiree (Matthew) Burris, of Batavia; Jessie Butcher (fiance’ Colin Shepley), of Bourbonnais and Olivia (Chad) Bumpous, of Wilmington; six grandchildren: Huntley and Monte Burris, Castiel Lemke, Landyn Shepley and Parker and Brayden Bumpous; one brother, Harry (Eyvonne) Butcher, of Wilmington and one sister, Susan (Louis) Matusiak, of Arizona.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents.
A private family visitation and funeral will be held. Charlie will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Charlie’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington.