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Paul Butler

December 19, 1934 — July 12, 2023

Waynesville

Paul Butler

Waynesville, Francis Paul Butler Jr., 88, a distinguished gentleman known for his unwavering loyalty and unyielding dedication to his family and country, passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.

Born in Tampa, Florida on December 19, 1934, Paul Butler Jr. was the loving son of Francis Paul Butler Sr. and Clara Josephine Kiler.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Gert Butler.  Paul attended the Citadel and proudly served in the United States Navy.

Paul is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Sandy Butler; and five children, Kelly (Andy), Trudi (Bob), Nancy (Luis), Jennifer, and Rebecca.

Paul experienced immeasurable joy as he watched his family grow through the generations. Sixteen grandchildren became the apples of his eye whose laughter filled every room he entered.  As time unfolded further with grace and blessing, 16 great-grandchildren joined the family tree to add even more beauty to this already vibrant tapestry woven by love.  Paul's legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to have known him.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2023 at the Garden of Memories in Tampa, Florida.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Thursday at Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories in Tampa, Florida.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The care of Mr. Butler has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville and an online memorial register is available at "Obituaries" at www.wellsfuneralhome.com



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Visitation

Thursday, July 20, 2023

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories

4207 E. Lake Avenue, Tampa, FL 33610

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Thursday, July 20, 2023

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