ROSEBORO — Mr. Amos Robert Butler, 88, passed away on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living in Pittsboro.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Roseboro United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bobby Herring officiating. Burial will follow at the Roseboro Cemetery.
He was born on Oct. 17, 1924 to Edgar and Lela Jane Butler in Clinton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Alice, two brothers and one grandchild. Mr. Butler was a graduate of N.C. State University and veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a part of the Roseboro community for over 60 years. He was an owner and operator of Butler & Crumpler Milling Company in Roseboro for 35 years. He served on numerous boards and civic groups including the Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Cross Creek Savings & Loan, Roseboro Area Economic Development, Boy Scouts, Girls Haven (now Boys and Girls Home of Lake Waccamaw) and other Sampson County organizations. He was also an active member of the Roseboro United Methodist Church since 1952. At the church, he was at various times a Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, delegate to the Annual Conference, Lay Leader, Finance Committee Chairman and Administrative Board Chairman. Among his many hobbies were gardening, wood-working, traveling, civic activities and visiting his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by one daughter, Janie L. Butler (Bob Andrews) of Siler City; four sons, Dr. Stephen R. Butler (Marilyn Butler) of Sacramento Calif., David G. Butler (Sharon Butler) of Morganton, Dr. R. Dean Butler of Charlotte, G. Lynn Butler (Taryn Butler) of Winston-Salem; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roseboro United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 8, Roseboro, NC, 28382.
Services entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 401 W. Roseboro St., Roseboro.