Mr. Albert Bullard Butler, age 76, passed away March 6, 2014. He was born June 27, 1937, in Panama City, Fla., to Albert and Edith Bullard Butler.
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Mr. Butler was a lifelong resident of Point Washington. He was Methodist by faith and a member of the Point Washington United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He graduated from the University of West Florida receiving a bachelor's degree in Accounting and was a partner in Panama City, Fla., with Saltmarsh, Cleveland & Gund Accounting. Upon retirement he worked as a Realtor for 30A Realty and developed property in South Walton. He also worked with VanNess Butler in contributing land for Habitat for Humanity, and they were instrumental in obtaining the purchase of additional land for Eden State Gardens and Grayton Beach State Park. He also served on the Board of Trustees at Okaloosa Walton Junior College. He enjoyed golf, fishing, and hunting.
Mr. Butler is preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 43 years, Ollie Sue Butler; his brother, Robert Butler; and step-daughter, Gayle Parker.
Mr. Butler is survived by his daughter, Teressa Butler; son, Gid Godwin; step-brother, Jack Mattair; and three grandchildren, Timothy Haney, Holley Haney and Lilly Deal.
A time of visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Monday, March 10, 2014, at Point Washington United Methodist Church; 1290 North Highway 395, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, March 10, 2014, at Point Washington United Methodist Church with the Rev. Spencer Turnipseed officiating.
Burial will follow in the Point Washington Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Point Washington United Methodist Church.
Those asked to serve as pallbearers are Frank Schissler, George Schissler, William Schissler, Clay Morgan, Tommy Henry, and Brett Henry.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mr. Butler's caregivers; Cindy Morgan, Cora Hayes, and Tina Simmons for their love and care provided during his illness.
You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn.com.
Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Mar. 9, 2014