|Dr. James "Jim" Edward Butler, Class of 1948, passed on
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at his home in Lexington, KY. He is
survived by his wife, Sandra Fulks Butler and his children,
Holly Butler Long, Leland, NC, Rebecca Butler Martin and husband
Frank, Naples, FL, James Edward Butler, Jr., Dublin, OH, Thomas
Matthew Butler and wife Debbie, Murrieta, CA, Sara Evridge,
Lexington, KY and granddaughter Cori Rae Butler, whom he raised.
Dr. Butler is also survived by his brother, David Lee
Butler and wife Janet, Lubbock, TX. He was predeceased by a
daughter, Suzanne Butler, Lexington, KY and his brother, CT
Butler. Dr. Butler practiced family medicine in Lexington for 41
years and was on the staff at Central Baptist Hospital.
He was employed at Proscan Imaging, Nicholasville Road, for the
past 10 years.
He was a faithful member of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Dr. Butler will be
fondly remembered for his devoted service to his family,
patients and Church. He loved his dogs, golf, yard and the
Dr. Butler was the proud grandfather
of Rachel Offutt Rose and husband Billy, Leland, NC, John Woods
Davis, II and wife Whitney, Chandler, AZ, Daniel Butler, Queens,
NY, Jennifer Butler Young, and husband Cody, Pleasant Grove, UT,
Mark Butler, Columbus, OH, Justin Butler, Murrieta, CA, Cody
Evridge and McKenzie Evridge, Lexington, KY, Brandon Staggs, and
wife Katie, Independence, KY, Tiffany McMichael and husband
Steve, Elizabethtown, KY, Jonathan Briggs and wife Alicia,
Menifee, CA and Jacqueline Brigg, Murrieta, CA. His great-
grandchildren are Lorrin Offutt Cook and husband Marshall,
Enterprise, AL, Kyle Offutt, Leland, NC, Blair and Anna Davis,
Chandler, AZ, Abilene Young, Pleasant Grove, UT, Addison and
Aubree McMichael, Elizabethtown, KY, Lydia Staggs, Independence,
KY, Aiden, Jaxon and Lyla Briggs, Menifee, CA, and Mia Izzi,
Murrieta, CA. He had one great-great-granddaughter, Lexie Cook
of Enterprise, AL.
A Memorial Service will be held at
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Tates Creek
Road on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, the
family request donations to Hospice. www.clarklegacycenter.com