He was born August 3, 1943 in Berlin Heights to Betty and John Taft. He worked many years at Heitsche Boyz Crushing and Lutz Excavating. He enjoyed camping, fishing, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Allgood of Norwalk; son, Michael (Debbie) Smith of Norwalk; grandsons, Aaron and Kyle; and a sister, Nancy (Andy) Watkins of New London.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and daughter, Melinda Allgood.
At Butch’s request cremation will take place and private interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk.