William Butler has five children and two grandchild. He lives with his wife Leslie in the Piney Woods area of Northeast Texas in the small town of Gilmer, placing him almost equidistant between Dallas, Texas and Shreveport, Louisiana.
Born in Washington D.C., William was raised in Los Angeles, California. He joined the Army Military Police in 1975 and served until the latter part of 1982 when he and his wife left the military and settled in Texas to raise their family.
William continued in Law Enforcement until 1990 when he began work with the Texas Attorney General's office. He remained there until 1999 then started a career in Information Technology with the local school district in Gilmer. In 2008, after the graduation of his youngest child from high school, William took the position of office and network manager with the locally owned Gilmer Cable Television Company. That company ceased operation in August 2012 and William remains there in their post-operational period.