Wesley Alan Butler, Sr.
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AGE: 61 • New Castle
Wesley Alan Butler, Sr., age 61, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.
Born in Elkton, Maryland on February 5, 1952, Wesley was the son of the late William Henry Butler and Ronayne Dolores Lynch Butler. He joined the US Navy at the age of 16, and was honorably discharged in January of 1976. He also served as a member of the Delaware Army National Guard until 1975. Wesley made his career as a truck driver, working for various companies, including Young Lumber. He later worked at Home Depot as a sales associate.
An avid reader, Wesley was especially fond of science-related periodicals. He loved playing with remote control cars, planes, and boats. He was a devoted husband and father, who adored spending time with his family.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, H. Doreen Woods Butler; sons, Wesley Alan Butler, Jr. and Joshua Butler; sister, Dana Matthews and husband, Fred; and many nieces and nephews.
Services and interment will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Wesley's name may be made to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.
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Published in The News Journal from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23, 2013