Ekins, William "Butch"

Written by David Green.

William Stanley “Butch” Ekins, 70, of Hudson, Mich., died May 24, 2013, in Sarasota Fla. 

He was born June 20, 1942, in Addison Mich., to William and Nora (Wollett) Ekins. On Dec. 8, 1979, he married Patricia Ann “Pat” Girdham and she survives.

Butch retired from Delphi Corporation in Adrian, Mich., where he was an active member of the UAW. He enjoyed leisure time living at the lake, fishing, playing solitaire, and participating in games with his family.  

In addition to his wife, Butch is survived by one daughter, Penni (and James) Finch of Fife Lake, Mich.; two sons, Jr. Ekins of Sarasota Fla.; Tracy L. (and Kristen Kohler) Dalzell of Sarasota Fla.; one brother, George “Buster” (and Phyllis) Ekins of Hudson; four grandchildren, Jason (and Sherry) Ekins, Sara Ekins, Jamie (and Rob) Kline and Andrew Finch; three great-grandchildren, Jaden Ekins, Dylan Ekins, Evan Kline; and nieces and nephews, including special nephew Chuck (and Kim) Ekins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Charles; and one sister, Lori Newell.

Funeral services are scheduled at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel, in Reading, Mich., with Reverend Alan Fenstermaker officiating. Interment will follow in Cambria Cemetery #2.  Visitation is scheduled from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

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