obituary Thomas Joseph Butler Jr.

Thomas (Tommy) Joseph Butler Jr., age 83, of Whispering Pines, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family.

A Celebration of Life for the immediate family only will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at Cox Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lee McKinney officiating.

Tommy was born in Connecticut on April 27, 1937 to the late Thomas Joseph Butler Sr. and Jean Ferrier Butler. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his brother, Charlie Butler.

In June 1955 he joined the Navy and enjoyed sharing his experiences with everyone over the years.  In 1960 he married Carole Collani and together they had 2 daughters.  After working for 30 years at Industronics Service Company they retired to Whispering Pines, NC.  Tommy had many hobbies and interests he was a talented woodworker and artist, he loved boating and was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, loved playing cards, followed NASCAR and was a Dallas Cowboys fan.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years; Carole Butler; daughters, Lori Coviello and her husband Gary of Whispering Pines and Pamela Guenard and her husband David of Broad Brook Connecticut; sisters, Joan Wicker of Georgia and Judy Caldwell  and her husband Ralph of Mexico; brother, Bobby Butler and his partner Patti of Florida; grandchildren, Sage Scott and her partner Jay, Christopher Scott and his wife Robin; great-grandchildren, Owen, Reilly, Delie and Daniel; grand-dog  Joey.

Special thanks to Charlotte the Angle God sent to help Tommy and his family through this difficult time.

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The family has entrusted services to Cox Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory in Vass.

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