H. ‘Tater’ Butler
Herbert Landreth “Tater” Butler, 84, 3134 Camp Julia Road, died Friday (June 22, 2007) at NorthEast Medical Center, Concord, after a year of declining health.
Born Oct. 10, 1922, in Robeson County, Mr. Butler was a son of the late K.B. and Annie Lou Inman Butler.
He served as a N.C. Guardsman during World War II, building ships in Savannah, Ga., for 18 months.
He was the owner-operator of a trucking service for years and was an avid CB radio operator, using the handle Tater.
He also worked 37 years as a loom fixer at Cannon Mills Plant 4.
His wife of 37 years, Lillie Mae Hinson Butler, died in 1986, and sons Charles Kenneth and Landreth Eugene Butler and daughter Vista Delores Butler also preceded him in death.
Survivors include daughters Patricia Butler Wyatt and Paula Butler Tucker, both of Kannapolis; son Victor Lynn Butler, Kannapolis; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
A service was held Monday (June 25, 2007) at Whitley’s Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Ronald Tucker, his son-in-law, and the Rev. Gary Sheets. Burial, Carolina Memorial Park.
Online condolences: www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.
Memorials: National Kidney Foundation, 5950 Fairview Road, Charlotte, NC 28210.
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