Bruce A. Butts, 63, formerly of Gaylord, passed away at his home on Friday, July 3, 2020.

He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, mushroom picking, and even snow plowing.  His biggest passion was riding his motorcycle.  To be able to hop on his bike and go is what he looked forward to.

He was always there to lend a helping hand, an ear to listen, or give advice.  Due to his own hard knocks, he tried to steer people down the right path in life.  Life was not always easy for Bruce, but he wanted to make it better for everyone else.

He is survived by three children, Bruce Butts, Scott (Ginger) Butts and Jasmine Adair Coeur; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; his mother, Connie Butts and three siblings, Cindy (Ray) Haslip, Bill (Patti) Butts and Kim (Ron) Elzey.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lagona “Jack” Butts and his nephew, Robert “Bobby” Elzey.

Bruce will be missed greatly by his family and his many friends.

“Ride high in the sky.”