David E. Butler, 70

December 22, 1953 – May 11, 2024

On Saturday, May 11, 2024, David E. Butler departed this life, following an extended illness, at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Funeral Services honoring the life of Mr. Butler will be held at 11AM, Tuesday, May 14, 2024, in the Memory Chapel of New Albany Funerals and Cremation Care, with Bro. Bobby Butler and Bro. Jerry Bishop officiating.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 until time of service.  Burial will follow in Glenfield Memorial Cemetery.

Born December 22, 1953, in New Albany, Mr. Butler was one of 10 children of the late Robert and Mary Baker Butler.  He was a graduate of Myrtle High school and was a custodian for New Albany High School before his retirement.

A Christian, Mr. Butler enjoyed the simple things in life. His giving personality and ability to make friends anywhere, showed the loving man he was, especially to his grandchildren that called him “Papaw”.  Mr. Butler could be seen wrestling on Saturday mornings in Memphis.  His other past times included reading, traveling to the beach, and camping in the mountains.  He made sure to save a souvenir from all the places he visited.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife of 25 years, Lisa Gilliam Butler, one son, John Butler (Katelyn), eight sisters, Joyce Parker (Ronnie), Betty Knighton (Roy), Ann Musgrove (Bob), Kathy Butler, Connie Williams (Terry), Martha Nobles, Linda Bishop (Rob), and Wanda Jarvis (Marty), one brother Bobby Butler (Rhonda), two grandchildren, Carter “CJ” and Dalton Butler, and his special canine companion, Sophie.

New Albany Funeral and Cremation Care would like to invite you to share memories with the Butler family.

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