Mr. Julian David Butler Sr. of Raeford passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital at the age of 87.
Mr. Butler was born in St. Pauls on July 31, 1934, to the late W.J. “Joe” Butler and Naomi Butler. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Alyssa Butler, two brothers, William J. Butler Jr., and Dr. James E. Butler. Mr. Butler served in the US Army from 1956 until 1960. He was a member of the Raeford Presbyterian Church where he served on many committees and was an Elder Emeritus. He was also a member of the St. Pauls Jaycees. He was a Scoutmaster of Troop 404 in Raeford where he earned the Silver Beaver Award from the Cape Fear Council. He retired from Cape Fear Farm Credit as branch manager. He also retired from Eden Farms where he was a director with the building of Hoke/Robeson Cotton Gins.
Mr. Butler is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joann McCormic Butler of Raeford, NC; a son, David Butler and his wife Cheryl of Southern Pines, NC; three grandchildren, Kristina Dennis and her husband Markus of St. Pauls, NC, Hannah Butler of Southern Pines, NC and Joshua Butler of Southern Pines, NC; one great granddaughter, Paislee Ray-Dennis of St. Pauls, NC; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the Raeford Cemetery with CRE Herman Autry officiating
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to:
Raeford Presbyterian Church
P.O. Box 1570
Raeford, NC 28376
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