MAY 26, 1943- JUNE 13, 2018

Ron’s life at the visitation on Tuesday, June 19 from 5-7 pm
and the memorial service on Wednesday, June 20 at 10 am,
at Stonebriar Funeral Home in Frisco, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent in Ron’s memory to the
Faith Presbyterian Hospice Caring Fund (,
in recognition of the loving care they provided him during his final days.

Ronald Damon Butts, age 75, died of natural causes at the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center on June 13, 2018, in Dallas, Texas. Ron was born on May 26, 1943 in Paola, Kansas, to parents Buford and Iva Butts of Osawatomie. He graduated from Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia with a Bachelors in Business Administration and a Masters in Guidance and Counseling. After graduation, he moved to Topeka where he began his career with Southwestern Bell and met Deborah Deck of Wichita.They married in 1972 and spent 6 years in Hays before returning to Topeka, where he retired from SWBT after over 20 years of service. Unwilling to remain retired, he worked as General Manager for Topeka Transit for over 10 years, and was instrumental in the construction of the Quincy Street Station. Throughout his life, Ron was actively involved in various community and youth activities. Ron is survived by his wife, Deborah, of Celina, Texas; his son, David and his wife Amie, of Wylie, Texas; his daughter, Jennifer Klein and her husband Keith, of Frisco, Texas; and grandchildren, Linden, Carson, Hudson, Caden and Aliya. He is also survived by siblings, Lottie Phegley of Osawatomie, Leroy Butts of Mesquite, Texas, and Helen Winters of Dixon, Missouri. He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Larry Butts, of Clinton, Missouri.