John Thomas Butler, 83, of Cirus St. in Pearisburg, departed this life Monday evening, June 8, 2009, at his home in the loving care of his family. Born in Giles County on March 25, 1926, he was a son of the late Charles Lee and Eloise Powell Butler. John had worked at RAAP and for many years was a barber at Price’s Modern Barber Shop in Pearisburg. He was a veteran of the U S Navy, WW II.
He leaves to cherish his memory his daughters Jeanne Butler Beckner of Pearisburg and Tina Butler Cline and her husband Steven of Montvale; his sons Charles Thomas Butler and his wife Marilyn Laufer of Columbus, Georgia and Jay Butler of Fayetteville, NC; his brother William A. Butler of Luray; his sister Alpha B. Songer of Narrows; Seven Grandchildren and Six Great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 AM in Angels Rest Memory Gardens in Narrows. There will be no public visitation at the funeral home but friends may stop by the residence at their convenience. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Carilion Clinic Hospice Services of New River Valley, 707 Randolph Street, Suite 251, Radford, VA 24141. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is serving the Butler Family. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.