Dr. Harold Butler

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tina Hutchison and Dr. Cecil Sewell officiating. Guest speaker will be John Dennis Glenn. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Trenton.
The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Acree, George Gibson, Royce Barker, John Tanner, Greg Dunn, Tommy Chrisp, Wade Green, Jerry Elliott, Robert Sidney Phelan, Clarence Hobbs, Preston Lee and Owen Lee.
The family requests that memorials be made to the American Kidney Foundation or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
He was born Feb. 22, 1933, in Gibson County, son of the late Otis and Louise (Chapman) Butler. He married the former Mary Nell Jones Oct. 14, 1954. She passed away April 11, 2011. He then married the former Trish Fowler March 7, 2013. She survives. He served as a family physician in Union City for more than 50 years and had been the medical director of Northwest Tennessee Correctional Facility in Lake County. He was a member of Beech Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Union City, the American Medical Association and the Family Practice Physician’s Association. He served as a commissioner of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and was a member of the International Safari Club.
He is also survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Steve Tate and Terry and Cliff Walker, all of Union City; his son, Craig Butler of Paducah, Ky.; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Jeremy James of Aspen, Colo., Christopher James of Oxford, Miss., Aranda Tate of Union City, Spencer and Taylor (Holland) Walker of Murfreesboro, Patrick and Lindsey (Graham) Walker of Union City, Ben and Rae Ann (Ragland) Walker and Zack Butler, all of Paducah, and Adam Butler of Bowling Green, Ky.; and four great-grandchildren, Andi Walker and Jack Walker, both of Union City, Emma Walker of Murfreesboro and Quinn Walker of Paducah.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.

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