Selton E. "Gene" Butler

Born in Gallatin, TN on August 6, 1931

Departed on July 4, 2019 and resided in White House, TN

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Selton E. “Gene” Butler, 87, of White House, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019. Born August 6, 1931 in Gallatin, TN, Gene was the son of the late Willie B. Butler and Nellie D. (King) Butler. As a young man, Gene worked briefly for Dupont and also as a truck driver before beginning a long career in the construction industry. Gene worked for the former Waltons Construction for over 25 years until retiring. During his retirement he built homes and garages with his son and also worked for Hardaway Construction of Nashville. Gene had been a member of Burton Masonic Lodge #272, all Scottish Rite Bodies and was also a member of Al Menah Shrine in Nashville. In his spare time he loved to hunt, fish and go camping. He and his wife of 68 years, Betty, travelled to Florida many winters in their Winebago. Gene was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his family. He is survived by his wife Betty Joyce (Pence) Butler; his children, Brenda Gail (Brian) Stout, Betty Jean (Gary) Sanford, Vickie Lynn (Robert) Russell, Eugene (Christie) Butler, and Brad (Stacey) Butler; 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 to 8 PM and Friday from 12 – 2 PM at Cole and Garrett Funeral Home, White House. A celebration of life service will be held at the funeral home Friday at 2 PM followed by interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.

3 Comments to Selton E. "Gene" Butler

  1. Holly Flynn
    July 10, 2019 7:57 am

    To a wonderful man that we all love now he is gone to be with the Lord going to miss him very much. So sorry he had to leave this world so soon we will always love you I miss you from the bottom of our hearts. We will see you again. Rest in peace Uncle Gene

  2. Glynda Vaughn
    July 10, 2019 8:32 am

    Hazel, So sorry for your loss. Love you and think of you often.

  3. Denise Dill
    July 11, 2019 2:24 pm

    I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. He was such a sweet man. He and Mrs Joyce are such good neighbors and friends to my Sister Cherie. My heart goes out to yall. Brenda I want you to know I am thinking of you and your sweet Mother and family. Praying for comfort and peace beyond our understanding that only God can give you.

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