American Veteran 04

James Thomas Butler

May 3, 1947 ~ July 12, 2019 (age 72)


Mr. James Thomas Butler, 72, of Calvert City, KY, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

Mr. Butler worked in the area of construction and was a U.S. Army Veteran.  He was of the Baptist faith.  He loved being outdoors, gardening, hunting and fishing.  He liked to visit his neighbors and give out the vegetables he grew.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Suzan G. Butler; sons, Jimmy Butler (Samantha) of Benton, KY and Tommy Butler (Terra) of Clarksville, TN; daughter, Becky Milam (Tony) of Calvert City, KY; brother, Robert Butler of Hampton, KY; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Al James Butler, Jr.; and his parents, Al James Butler, Sr. and Georgia Thella Willbanks Butler.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM, Monday, July 15, 2019, at Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services. Interment will follow at Tyner’s Chapel Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sunday, July 14, 2019, in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem, KY.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, P. O. Box 3000, Boone NC  28607.

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July 14, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services
212 East Main Street
Salem, KY 42078

Funeral Service
July 15, 2019

11:00 AM

Interment following funeral service
July 15, 2019

Tyners Chapel Cemetery
Hwy 855
Marion, KY 42064


Samaritan's Purse
P. O. Box 3000, Boone NC 28607

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