BUTLER, HAL McPHERSON, JR. - age 84, of Kingston, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on June 30, 2014. Mr. Butler was a 55 year member of First Baptist Church of Kingston. He was a member of the National Health Physics Society and of the East Tennessee Chapter of Health Physics. He received his B.S. degree in engineering physics from University of Chattanooga, and was an AEC Fellow in radiological physics at Vanderbilt University. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. Mr. Butler was an employee of Oak Ridge National Laboratory for 34 years retiring as director of the Office of Radiation Protection. His favorite hobby was golfing with friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hal and Addie Butler; brother, Charles Butler; sisters, Gaynell Wheeler and Mary Welch. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mildred Smith Butler; daughters, Karen Pentecost (Don), Memphis, TN, and Kristi Parks (Russ), Duncansville, PA; grandsons, Dr. Will Pentecost, Seattle, WA, David Pentecost (Megan), Roy Pentecost, Memphis, TN, Joe and Matt Parks, Duncansville, PA; granddaughters, Rachel and Rebecca Parks, Duncansville, PA; great grandsons, Theo and Jasper Pentecost; brother, Delbert Butler (Jackie), Hixson, TN; many nieces and nephew. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at the Kyker Funeral Home in Kingston, and from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m., Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the First Baptist Church. The funeral will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Dr. Sonny Works officiating. Burial in Kingston Memorial Gardens. Any memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund or Hands of Mercy, Kingston.www.kykerfuneralhomes.com
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on July 2, 2014