James Marvin "Bud" Butler, Jr., age 93, of Forest City, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015.
Born April 21, 1922 in Rutherford County, he was a son of the late James Marvin Butler, Sr. and Margaret Ethel Padgett Butler. He was an US Army veteran, having served during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Bud served as the Cleveland County Tax Assessor for twenty-one years and was a long time member of Floyd's Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed woodworking and listening to gospel music.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, of seventy-three years, Connie Towery Butler; two sisters, Louise Hill and Jacquerine Jolley; brother, Jimmy Butler; two grandsons, Jarrett Foster and Travis Foster.
Survivors include his wife of two years, Jean Butler; two daughters, Joyce Hughey and husband, Dean of Gaffney, SC and Linda Foster and husband, Jimmy of Forest City; son, Ronald S. Butler and wife Cathy of Asheville; brother, Max Padgett Butler and wife, Marion of Shelby; three step-daughters, Kay Walters and husband, Mike of Waxhaw, NC, Ann Gibson and husband, Rovie of Forest City and Barbara Triplett of Lenoir, NC. He is also survived by five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was conducted at the Floyd's Creek Baptist Cemetery with Reverend Shane Kirby officiating.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Floyd's Creek Baptist Church Women's Mission, 2004 Chase Highway, Forest City, NC 28043
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.