Carl D. (Butch) Anderson age 62 of Independence, MO passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at Kansas City MO Veterans Administration Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 10am on Friday, November 11, 2011 at the McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home. Burial with Full Military Honors will be at Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapel from 9-10am on Friday. Butch was born January 4, 1949 in Kansas City, MO to Carl and Ruth Anderson. He was a 1968 Graduate of Van Horn High School and joined the US Army in January of 1969. He was Honorably Discharged in 1975, having attained the rank of SP5. He served valiantly in Vietnam from July 13, 1969 to July 9, 1970 as an Air Crew Chief with Troop 14 of the Air Calvary. His service awards include the Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal (2 awards), Aircraft Crewman's Badge, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal. Butch retired from Honeywell after 20 years and loved to fish and hunt with his son. He is survived by Terry, his wife of 31 years, his aforementioned son Carl D. Anderson; 2 daughters, Laura Ulreich (Curt) and Leslie Johnson (Jared); his mother, Ruth Anderson; 2 brothers, Rick and Curt and 6 grandchildren, Bobby, Rachael, Tyler, Jake, Logan and Josh. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl. Online condolences may be left at www.mcgilleysheil.com.
Arr: McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home 11924 E. 47th St. KCMO 816-353-6555 Published in the Kansas City Star on November 10, 2011.