Funeral Arrangements For Well Known Knoxville Veterinary

Knoxville (WVLT) – Funeral arrangements for well known Knoxville veterinary Dr. William Butler are complete.

On Friday, friends and family may make a call at convenience at Weaver Funeral Home on Western Avenue from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

On Saturday, there will be a visitation from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM at Grace Baptist Church, followed by a funeral service at 3:00 PM and then another visitation after until 6:00 PM.


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  • by Kris Location: Knoxville on Nov 30, 2007 at 03:58 PM
    Dr. Butler was unique and will be missed. I have lived in many parts of the U.S. and never encountered any Vet. that even came close to him, in respect to his compassion and knowledge of animals as well as their owners. He has helped so many and I know I will really miss him and his clinic. I knew him only through his clinic and by the reputation he had, he was admired by so many. The mold was broke with him, and all who had the opportunity should feel special that they knew such a good man. He surely will be missed.
  • by alma Location: lenoir city on Nov 29, 2007 at 01:41 PM
    What a truly wonderful man! He was what every person on this earth should strive to be. A man that did not have a greedy bone in his body. One that chose to share his enormous love and education about animals. This man truly loved animals. So many times he could have charged far more than what he did, but he knew that people could not afford it and would probably not be able to keep the animal. He was a wonderful person! My only hope is that God puts Doc in charge of all the animals at the Rainbow Bridge. I have several there and I know he would take good care of them! I hope he is rewarded with the highest rewards, he certainly deserves it!
  • by Mary Location: Knoxville on Nov 29, 2007 at 11:25 AM
    Dr. Butler was the cornerstone of the Karns community. Everyone loved and respected him. He once told a lady who wanted to euthanize a puppy who was born with a disability that he would keep the puppy. "He would be a novelty for me" he said. The puppy lived a good and full life at the clinic and was loved by all who worked at the clinic or visited the clinic. Ability to pay was never an issue for Dr. Butler. He once told me "I make a good living, I don't have to hold anybody up." He will be missed by many but the Karns comminity has truly lost an important person in many capacities. May God bless the family and the community in their loss.
  • by Donna P. Location: Powell, TN on Nov 29, 2007 at 06:23 AM
    Dr. Butler as my neice stated was a real life Dr. DoLittle. When you went to his office you found yourself surrounded by many animals walking around the whole office. He took care of many of our pets. We will greatly miss him. There will never be another Dr. like him. If you had an emergency you could call Dr. Butler and he would meet you at his office. Boy you don't find that anywhere else. My prayers are with his whole family. Our community and many other communities that came far and wide to see Dr. Butler has lost a true friend. Thanks to his whole family for sharing him with us all these years.
  • by sue Location: lake city on Nov 29, 2007 at 05:28 AM
    yeah mine prayers go out to the butler family he is really going miss by everyone mine dog had been sick all during the night you could call him anytime and he would tell what to do until the next morning he didnt worry about money he just loves the pets i hope the ones run his clinic will do as he does because alot of people couldntgo to other clinic because of the highest prices he will be surely missed by the sprouse and the salisbury our prayers are with you and the family they was so close
  • by Mitchell Family Location: Oak Ridge on Nov 28, 2007 at 10:10 PM
    Dr. Butler was our DR. for many years and saved our dog's life when he got heartworms. Buster is alive and well 4 years later. DR Butler was our HERO and friend. This is just one example of his great wisdom when it came to animals. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in this time of loss.
  • by kelly Location: lenoir city on Nov 28, 2007 at 09:54 PM
    Doc will be missed but those who knew him are blessed to have met him.
  • by Elizabeth Newton Location: Knoxville on Nov 28, 2007 at 06:09 PM
    Dr Butler was truly blessed man who cared for and saved many pets. His life should be a shining example to all everyone. His love and compassion for pets and their owners will always be remembered.
  • by Scott Location: Knoxville, TN on Nov 28, 2007 at 05:52 PM
    Dr. Butler was a wonderful man and will be missed by the many many pet owners from all around east Tennessee. My sincere condolences to the family. I'm sure it is a very difficult loss for you and you will miss him very much.

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