Joseph Thomas “Joey” Butts, age 26, of Moorefield, WV
passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 27, 2016 in
Morgantown, WV. He was born on June 18, 1990 in Petersburg,
WV. Joey was a member of the Moorefield High School Class of
2008 and a West Virginia University graduate. He was
employed by Laurel Highlands River Tours and
Outdoor Center in Ohiopyle, PA.

      Joey was preceded in death by his father, Harold “Bucky” Gene
Butts; paternal grandfather, James Joseph Butts; maternal
grandfather, Junior “Pate” Funk; step-grandmother, Lora Bierkamp;
and one step-sister, Angela Renee Baldwin.
      He is survived by his mother, Terry Funk Butts Bierkamp and
his step-father, Scott Bierkamp, of Moorefield, WV; girlfriend,
Moriah Sharie of Cranberry Township, PA; one sister, Sabrina
Butts and fiancé, Cory Bartoe, of Roanoke, VA, one step-sister,
Tabitha Baldwin of Moorefield, WV; step-brother, Marshall Lee
Wratchford of Petersburg, WV; maternal grandmother, Ethel Funk
of Petersburg, WV; step-grandfather, Blaine Bierkamp of
Moorefield, WV; and his canine companion, Reese.

      A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September
4, 2016 at Elmore Funeral Home in Moorefield, WV with Pastor
Dan Sterns officiating. The family will receive friends for two hours
prior to the service. Burial will follow at Olivet Cemetery in
Moorefield, WV.

Arrangements are under the direction of Elmore Funeral Home.
Joseph T. "Joey" Butts