Carl “Buddy” Butler, age 73, of Harriman, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at Roane Medical Center. He was born June 30, 1950, in Rockwood where he grew up in the New Hope Community. Buddy was a member of the Chevront Church in Rockwood and was a Heavy Equipment Operator with R.P. Beard and Son in Kingston for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Buddy was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He could gather up the brokenhearted and hurt, and make them his family, and had several “Adopted Grandkids”.

He was preceded in death by his son: Travis John Butler; father: Elmer Butler; mother: Emma Miles Mikel; grandmother who raised him: Rhoda Butler; uncles: Delmer Butler and Warren Butler; and aunts: Edith Gregory and Beulah Butler.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years: Jane Butler of Harriman; son & daughter-in-law: Jason Butler (Janet) of Manchester, New Hampshire; grandchildren: Alexandria Butler, Megan Porter (Aaron), Steven Butler, Michelle Butler (Brandon Bullis), and Kevin Butler; an expected great-grandchild that he was very excited about and looking forward to seeing; cousin, whom he considered a sister: Lisa Loden of Rockwood; and several cousins, and other relatives, and many friends.

The family will receive friends on Monday, April 15, 2024, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood. Funeral services will follow with Dr. David Tabor officiating. A private family interment will be held at a later date.

Evans Mortuary in Rockwood is serving the family.


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