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Edward Butler

February 14, 1947 ~ September 23, 2019 (age 72)
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Mr. Edward Butler, 72, departed to his heavenly home on September 23, 2019. He was born on February 14, 1947 to the late Nehemiah Butler and Martha Singleton Butler. He is preceded in death by his brother Jessie Butler and sister Naomi Butler Green (Esau).

Edward attended Berkeley County schools but at a young age became interested in auto mechanics. He found himself fixing a lot of things around his home and the homes of family and friends.  “Bunker” or “Bud” were nicknames given to him by family and friends but “Mr.Fix It” stuck the most. "Mr. Fix It" was always fixing something somewhere for somebody from cars, plumbing, and construction. Edward also enjoyed racing cars and making jokes. There was never a dull moment when he was around. He was always cooking something of some sort and making people laugh until there were tears in their eyes. “MR. FIX IT” was on it.

At an early age, Edward became a member of West Chapel Bible Way Church of Cross, SC. He also attended Central Baptist Church of Roanoke, VA and Greenland Baptist Church of Pineville, SC.

He moved to Roanoke, VA in the late 80’s and then obtained his certification from the City of Roanoke as a Water Plant Treatment Mechanic Technician. He worked for 30 years and retired just as his body began to decrease.

He was married to the late Sadie Bell Yeadon Butler in 1966 and from this union came five beautiful daughters. In 1999, he found the love of his life and married Brenda Baker Butler on November 4, 2013 with whom he leaves to cherish his memories. Edward will remain in the memories and hearts of his mother, Martha S. Butler of Cross SC; his children: Delores (Frank) White and Edna (Antonio) Myers both of North Charleston, SC, Vernell (Marcellus) Middleton of Ridgeville, SC, Martha (Milton) Waring of St. Stephens, SC, Latretia (Peter) Lee of Cross, SC, Yvette Brown of Moncks Corner, SC,  DeAngelo, Corey and Tauriko ( Ashley) Baker all three of Roanoke, VA, Krystal (Chaven) Baker of Greensboro, NC and  Ronald “Milkey” Baker of Charlotte, NC; sister-in-laws: Tanya (Ben) Baker and Angela (Desmond) Folks both of Roanoke, VA, Michelle (Emmitt) Lloyd of Jacksonville, FL, Tarsha (Ronell) Smith of Charlotte, NC, Tyrone (Karen) Baker of Salisbury, NC, Genova Butler and MaryAnn Yeadon both of Cross, SC, Azalee Yeadon of Eutawville, SC, MarthAnn Yeadon of Charleston, SC, MaryEllen Yeadon of Philadelphia, PA and one brother-in-law Robert Anthony (Stephanie) Baker of Delaware;  his aunt Mary S. Pinckney of Cross, SC;  his Godson,  Herman (Barbara) Pinckney, of Cross, SC; his special cousins/brothers: Naymon (Mary Lousie) Mack of Roanoke, VA, Edward (Pearl) Pinckney and Arthur (Beverly) Pinckney,  both of Cross, SC, Reuben ”Ruby” Pinckney of New Jersey, and Leroy (Patricia) Pinckney of Greensboro, NC. Finally, Edward leaves a loving community of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers, and friends.

 

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