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Sterling Neil Butler

STERLING NEIL BUTLER, age 91 of Ten Mile, Tenn. went home to be with the Lord peacefully at his residence on Sunday, November 15, 2020. . He was a native and lifelong resident of Ten Mile, a son of the late Sam Henry and  Grace Reed Butler, and preceded in death by Three Brothers:  Sister, and very special nephew: Jerry Rice. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, a church he loved so much.  He was a member of Carpenter Local #74 for forty-seven years. His happiest times were spent with family and gardening. He planted two gardens in order to share his vegetables with neighbors and family. He leaves behind a host of caring nieces and nephews along with a wonderful church family and friends. The family would  like to give special gratitude to the nurses and staff of Professional Case Management  and Dr. Shane Roberts for their devoted care. This care was also made possible by the works and dedication of Cold War Patriots. 
Survivors: Loving wife of 60 years: Mable Armour Butler, Two daughters and sons-in-law: Alesia (Tally) and Jeff McNelley and Tammie and Fred Melhorn all of Ten Mile, Tenn, Two very precious grandchildren that always brought a big smile to his face, John Tally and Annie Melhorn. Mamaw and Papaw's special girl Allyson Bradshaw Holt, one step-granddaughter: Brittany McNelley Saffles , one step great grandson: Raylan Saffles.  
A private graveside service will be held at Butler-Reed Cemetery with Rev. Darrell Walden officiating. There will be no formal visitation. Active pallbearers will be nephews, a special friend and grandson. Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com./notices/Sterling-Butler. Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn., in charge of arrangements.  

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I am so sorry for your loss. Neil was such a wonderful man and I will always remember him with love. I enjoyed sitting outside with him listening to the birds and looking for planes. Anyone blessed enough to know him couldnt help but to love him. My prayers are with you all and I love you dearly.

Lee ann Childresx Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM

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Lee ann Childress Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers. May Jesus give you comfort that only He can.

Shelia & Ronnie Colyer Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Betty Abernathy

Betty Abernathy Nov 18 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sterling Butler

Mary Frances Bridges (Gallaher) Nov 17 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Neil was a great man and will be missed by many. My prayers are with your family now and the weeks ahead.
Daddy was really sadden by the news of his passing.

Shelia Branham Crisp Nov 17 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sterling Butler

Peggy Hixson Nov 16 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sterling Butler

Karen Gail Adams, Chris Shelton, Reva Shultz Nov 16 2020 12:00 AM

Loved me some Neil. He was always good to give you a wink and a smile. Even when he was having a bad day he didn't let it show. He will be missed. Love to Mable, kids and grandkids.

Tracy Evans Perry Nov 16 2020 12:00 AM

We love Neil, Laney said he gave me Eskimo kisses. He was the best.
Love Tracy and Laney

Tracy Armour Nov 16 2020 12:00 AM

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