Raymond William Button

Friday, October 31, 1941 - Monday, February 1, 2016

In God's Care

Photo of Raymond William Button  - 1941-2016

Waynesville – Raymond William “Bill” Button, age 74, of Morning Drive, passed away Monday, February 1, 2016.

Mr. Button was born October 31, 1941 in Syracuse, New York to the late Ray Button and the late Doris Chesebro Button. He was a United States Army Veteran having honorably served his country with a distinguished tour of duty in Germany. Mr. Button had resided in Clearwater, Florida before making his home in Haywood County since 1993. He had been employed with Powell Industries in Waynesville for 22 dedicated years. Mr. Button was a devoted member of Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Waynesville and he truly loved his church and his church family. Bill will forever be remembered as a wonderful husband and father and his precious grandchildren were the light of his life.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 50 years, Mary Lou Freunscht Button of Waynesville; his daughters, Lisa Marie Harracks and her husband, Bobby Harracks of Waynesville and Pamela Jean Buckley and her husband, Paul Buckley of Waynesville; grandchildren, Ryan and Eric Buckley and Rebecca Harracks; a sister, Trudie Judge of New York and many dear friends.

A celebration of life service will be held for Mr. Button at 1:00 pm Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Waynesville. To honor Bill’s request- casual wear attire for the celebration of life service.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cornerstone Fellowship Church, 224 Barber Hill Drive, Waynesville, NC 28786.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Button family.

Condolences from family and friends

We will miss you Bill. I love you guys and continually pray for you to feel Gods presence at this time. Have peace in knowing Bill is with our father in heaven and thanks be to God we will see Him soon.
Kimmie Thomason
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
What a beautiful obituary! Bill was a big teddy bear of a man and it was an honor for our family to know him. Love and prayers to all the wonderful family. Until we see you again, Bill.....
Susan Altermatt
May God's blessings go with you, Bill's family, through the rest of your lives and keep the wonderful memories of your times together, in your heart. Bill will be sadly missed but always remembered, with love.
Wendy Dillard
I knew him from work we called him Wild Bill Prayers for the familey
Bob Putnam
I haven't seen you in years but you left a mark on my heart with your generosity and kindness. I love you Billy tell Mom HI!!! You two behave up there. lol Marylou, Lisa and Pam Bless all of you. Love you guys...
Tina Floss Day
Our thoughts and Prayers go out to all of the family.
Scotty and Gail Gormley
Danny and I are praying for the family. Please let us know if you need anything. Bill will be missed by many.
Callan Pleasant
So sorry for your great loss. None of you may even rember me even though we are cousins. I'm Cecil & Millie's oldest daughter. I recently have been interested in genealogy. This is all I've found I recognize. My favorite vacation as a child was the time.i came and spent a week with Bill and Trudie in the big city!! That was exciting to a farm girl. Again wish I had started looking sooner, this was sad. If anyone cares to be in touch my email randi.webster@yahoo.com.
Randi (Crawford) Webster