James R. Butler
James R. Butler
  • August 4, 1926 - November 28, 2017
  • Nashville, Tennessee

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James R Butler age 91 of Nashville, TN passed away November 28, 2017.

Mr. Butler served in the US Navy "Radarman 3rd Class" on the USS Richard M. Rowell, USS Ingraham and the USS Tucson earning the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign, Philippine Liberation Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He retired from the US Naval Reserves as Chief Operations Specialist (Chief Petty Officer) on August 4, 1986.

He worked for the US Postal service for over 34 years and was a faithful member of Lockeland Baptist Church (now the Brentwood Baptist Church at Lockeland Springs) for approximately 70 years.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Elizabeth Strong Butler.

Survived by his children Judy Cline (Jim), Dennis Butler and Danny Butler (Lynn); grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Memorial service will be conducted 12 pm Friday, December 22, 2017 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

Visitation with the family will be held 2 hours prior to the service at the funeral home.