“Butch” Wilson Grover Bottorf, 73, of Whittier, went home to be with the Lord and his beloved wife, Nancy Jane Foust Bottorf, on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at his residence. A native of Pennsylvania and Florida and longtime resident of Jackson County, he was the son of the late George Van and Velma Rote Bottorf. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Julia Root; brother, Harold Bottorf; great grandson, Marvin Wilson Cochran; and several nieces and nephews; and many loved ones who have gone before.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Whittier United Methodist Church. He was an avid fisherman that enjoyed lake fishing with his brother, Edgar Van Bottorf.
He is survived by three daughters, Marlene Ann Bottorf, Gena Maria Bottorf, Lisa Ann Bottorf Murphy and husband Lawrence Daniel Murphy; two grandsons, Misael Wilson and Dillan Murphy; two granddaughters, Diana Wilson and Ambria Leonard; two great grandsons, Aiden Morris and Branson Morris; one great granddaughter, Catelin Wilson; one brother, Edgar Van Bottorf; one sister, Honey Ileen Meggison; and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Monday, Nov. 14 in the chapel of Crisp Funeral Home. Rev. Randy Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Swain Memorial Park with military graveside rites conducted by the Bryson City VFW post number 9281.
Pallbearers will be Dillan, Misael, Casey, Jason, Cody and Hunter.