Born: October 18, 1926
Died: March 06, 2012
Millersburg – Edward Allen Butler, 85, formerly of Brinkhaven, died Tuesday March 6, 2012 at the Majora Lane Care Center.
He was born October 18, 1926 in Brinkhaven to Franklin C. and Rose Mary (Lepley) Butler. He left Danville High School in the 10th grade to join the U.S. Army where he served during WWII and the Korean War. He was with the 25th Infantry Division, and was a recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Army Occupation of Japan Medal, the U.N. Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.
He was retired from PPG of Mount Vernon, and also worked for the U.S. Postal Service and the Drexel J. Thrash Training Center in Millwood. His hobbies included motorcycles, weight lifting, and many outdoor activities.
He is survived by his children; Tony Keith Hutton, Trevelon Lee (Emily) Butler, Travis Allen Butler, Tricia Jeanette Butler, and Trina Louise Butler, sisters; Dorothy Elliott, and Marjorie Mackey, grandchildren; Jason Kelly Hutton, Michael Keith Hutton, Andrea Butler, Jessica Dawn (Eli) Miller, Coltn James Edward Butler, Brody Allen Butler, Seth Marshall Allen Graves, Hannah Elizabeth Robison, Matthew Robison, and Brandon Lee Edward Butler, 5 great grandchildren, and his former wife; Joyce A. (Harris) Butler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters; Vivian Robinson, Vera Zollars, and Pauline Shaw, and an infant brother.
A private interment will be held at Workman Cemetery, with military honors from the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements. www.fischerfuneralhome.com