Obituary: Russell ‘Butch’ Taylor, 62, Scottville.
Russell “Butch” Hugh Taylor, 62, lost his courageous battle to cancer, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. Butch bravely fought cancer for over two years, remaining strong until the very end.
Butch was born December 1, 1955 in Ludington to Marvin and Patricia (Cabana) Taylor. He graduated from Mason County Central High School in 1974. During his high school career, he played football as a quarterback, pitched on the baseball team, and played basketball. After high school, Butch attended some college at Grand Valley State University, and proudly pitched with the Manistee Saints semi-pro baseball team.
Butch spent most of his career as a commercial fisherman in Alaska; working with his family for over 40 years. When he wasn’t fishing, Butch could be found on the fields coaching his daughters in softball and basketball. He loved sports, especially University of Michigan football and basketball. GO BLUE! He could fix or build anything, and he was usually spending any extra time he had tinkering with something in the garage or outdoors. Butch loved listening to and singing classic rock and classic country.
Butch had a strong character, a loving soul, and was a wonderful father and mentor. He will be greatly missed by his three daughters, Samantha Taylor of Ludington, Carolyn (Christopher Ramirez) Taylor of Chicago, and Amanda (Daniel) Bentley of Ludington; his former wife, loving friend, and mother of his children, Alexis Taylor; his mother, Patricia Taylor; his four sisters, Jennie Borema, Becky (Tim Hansen) Taylor, Amy (Steve) Hull, and Marva Taylor; and his many nieces and nephews.
Butch was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Taylor.
A memorial gathering will be held Friday, September 21, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Oak Grove Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses. You may also visit Butch’s obituary atwww.oakgroveludington.com and make donations there.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com.