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James Butler


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James Butler Obituary
James Allen Butler - SAVANNAH - James Allen Butler, age 55, died August 22, 2014 at Candler Hospital surrounded by his wife and very close, special friends. He was born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota on October 29, 1958 and grew up in Tempe, Arizona. During his high school years he was third in the state of Arizona in the Pentathlon Competition. He graduated from Marcos de Niza High School. After attending Community College and joining the Army, he became a helicopter pilot, specializing in instruction of flying CH47 Chinook for 20 years. He served his country for 23 years in Oklahoma, Korea, Alabama, South Carolina, Italy, and most recently in Savannah, Georgia. After retiring from the Army in 1998, Chief Warrant Officer Butler has resided in Savannah for 19 years. Jim Butler earned a Masters Degree in Business and Accounting from St. Leo University. His last year was spent working at Mission Essentials; considered more as an enjoyable hobby. Surviving are his wife, Kathy Waters Butler of the home; daughter, Kelly Brightly and grandchildren Aubry and Damien of Clovis, New Mexico; his father, William E. Butler and wife Lydia of Tempe, Arizona; his mother, LuVerne Evans and husband Kent of Payson, Arizona; his sister, Julie Kenkel and husband Kevin of Litchfield Park, Arizona; nephew, Sam and niece, Carly; brother, William A. Butler of Alamo Gordo, New Mexico; brother-in-law, Michael Waters and wife Sue and nephew Austin Waters of Greenwood, South Carolina. He was predeceased by brother, Thomas David Butler of Huntington Beach, California and father-in-law James L. Waters. Jim is lovingly remembered by relatives and best friends, Tanis and David Lyles, Gregg Hooker, Russell Waters, Dot and Carol Anderson, Ann Underwood, and Howard and Lisette Swain. A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. In lieu of flowers, it was Jim's wish that any remembrances being made in his memory be directed to the DAV - Disabled American Veterans, 1700 Clairmont Rd., Decatur, GA 30033. Please sign our on-line guest book at www.foxandweeks.com Savannah Morning News August 25, 2014 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.
Published in Savannah Morning News on Aug. 25, 2014
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