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BUTLER, Jr., 78
LAKELAND - Gus Butler, Jr. died Tuesday, November 20th at Valencia Hills Health & Rehabilitation Center. Cause of death was due to respiratory complications. He was 78.
Mr. Butler was born in Fort Gaines, GA. He was educated in the Clay County School system, and moved to Lakeland in the early 1950s. He retired as a supervisor from the Lakeland Packing Company in 1996. He was active in community service work, a member of the Moorehead-Robinson Quarters Historical Society, and was a Deacon at the Greater New Jerusalem Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Cleotha Butler of Lakeland; sons, David Williams of Tampa, James and Frank of Lakeland; daughters, Frances, Dorothy, and Marynell of Lakeland; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren; brother, James Williams, Sr. of Lakeland; sisters, Fairbelle Williams and Stella Keith of Tampa.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 27, 5PM - 7PM at the Coney Funeral Home, 1404 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lakeland. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 28, 11AM at the Greater New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1125 N. New York Ave., Lakeland.
Published in Ledger from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2012