Butchbaker, John 7/19/1949 - 4/4/2018 Kalamazoo John Dudley Butchbaker, 68, of Kalamazoo, passed away on Wednesday April 4, 2018. He was born on July 19, 1949 in Battle Creek to the late John and Beth (Smith) Butchbaker. John was a US Marine Corps Veteran and a retired automotive worker. He graduated from Vicksburg High School in 1968. He enjoyed cars, hunting, fishing, and bird watching. He was preceded in death by his wife Carla on April 1, 2002. John and Carla (Vreeland) were married on July 9, 1994. He is survived by his son Jamie (Amy) Butchbaker of Kalamazoo, his daughter Janette (Miles) Hague of Kalamazoo, and seven grandchildren. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Audubon Society of Kalamazoo. John's caring nature and sense of humor will be fondly remembered by all those who knew him. Thoughts of him will continue to bring smiles to many faces.