Funeral services for Mr. John Thomas Butler Jr, age 81, of Fayetteville will be conducted Friday at 1PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Pastors Jeffery Young and T. Nolen Brunson officiating. Burial will follow in Old Orchard Cemetery. Mr. Butler passed away Monday December 14th at his home.
He was a native of Lincoln County and the son of the late John Thomas Butler Sr, Eva Wright Butler and Mary Sowell Butler. Mr. Butler retired from the U. S. Air Force after serving for 23 years, and was a retired Insurance Salesman with Life Of Georgia Insurance Company. He was an active member of the American Legion Post 42 , VFW Post 2167, the Fayetteville Lions Club and a member of the Highland United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of sixty years Kathryn Davis Butler of Fayetteville, two sons Thomas Richard Butler of Fayetteville, NC and David Michael Butler of Starke, FL, seven grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a brother Joe Robert Butler of Menifee, CA. Mr. Butler was preceded in death by his parents, infant twin brother Charles Butler, infant daughter Eva Rebecca Butler and a sister Mary Ann Butler Coleman.
Visitation with the family will Thursday evening 5-8PM at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Highland United Methodist Church.