Willard ‘Butch’ Haskel Painter Jr.

Butch Painter

Age 71, Luray, Va.

Willard Haskel “Butch” Painter Jr., 71, of Luray, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021.

He was born on Aug. 2, 1949, in Page County and was a son of the late Willard Haskel Painter and Jeanette Florence Rhinehart Painter.

Butch worked for J. Rex Burner Co. Inc. for 40 years. He sang bass with the gospel group The Missionaires for several years up and down the East Coast.

He is survived by one aunt and numerous cousins; as well as his cat, Dumpling.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Stanley Advent Cemetery by Evangelist Earl E. Painter and the Rev. Chester Knighting.

Due to COVID-19, facial coverings and social distancing restrictions will be followed.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Page SPCA or to the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements are being handled by the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray, Va.

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