Roland Wayne Butts born February 28, 1943 in Sylacauga Alabama, of Round Lake Beach, Illinois retired from Great Lakes Naval Air Station in 2010 passed away July 31, 2019 at Advocate Condell of Libertyville Illinois. He is preceded in death by his late wife Helga Brigette Haase, father Roland Parker Butts, Mother Robbie Lee Breedlove.
He was a kind and a true Southerner, but stubborn and independent. He moved to Robertsdale Alabama as a child and graduated from Robertsdale High school. He was drafted in the army during Vietnam era served for two years. He loved Alabama Crimson Tide football. He was athletic and played basketball in high school and earned a full ride scholarship to college, but chose not to go.