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Milford “BT” Butler

October 23, 1946 - December 31, 2017

Milford BT Butler, age 71, of Newark, Delaware, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

BT was born in Kinston, NC on October 23, 1946, and was the son of the late Milford and Elnor (Jackson) Butler.  He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era and retired after 20 years of service.  BT spent his career as a Logistics Analysist with the Boeing company for 29 years.

Active in several organizations, BT was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and American Legion.  He was also a life member of the Single Action Shooting Society.  He had a passion for astronomy and history, including collecting old coins and paper money.  BT also enjoyed listening to Frank Sinatra.  Above all, he was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Wendy L. (Stemple) Butler; daughter, Beverly Lynn Butler; granddaughters, Hannah Barnes (Joseph) and Susan Butler (Randy); great grandchildren, Heyden, Scarlett and Harley; step-daughter, Melissa Gherman; step-granddaughter, Olivia Nguyen; and niece, Meghan Stemple.

A visitation for family and friends will be held at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral  Homes and Crematory, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 5 pm until 7 pm.  A funeral service will be held the following morning, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Immanual Episcopal Church on the Green, 2nd and Harmony Streets, New Castle, DE at 10 am. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

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  • BT you and your kind way, big laugh will be missed. You were a stellar example of a compassionate human being.

  • We are going to miss you, BT. You were a great American and a true gentlemen. May God bless you and keep you. Yours truly, Jayne Stemple

  • Although our friendship was short-lived, I’m grateful to have known you. A gentleman to the last.

  • Wendy and Family, I am so deeply sorry to hear of BT’s passing. What a wonderful man. He was always there with a kind word, a sincere smile and a helping hand. We will dearly miss him. You have my heartfelt sympathy.

  • To Wendy and family – so sorry for your loss. There are no words to express my sorrow. BT was definitely a gentlemen with a wry sense of humor. He will be sorely missed.

  • A fine gentleman and truer friend. You will be missed by us lesser mortals.

  • Wendy & family, Jim & I are so sorry to hear of BT’s passing. We always had a great time w/him when the family got together. We’re sorry we did not get more time with him. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

  • Many fond memories of this fine man. He was a dear friend and I feel privileged to have known him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Wendy, and with your family.

  • I cannot express the feelings for the passing of such a good man. He was a true gentleman in every sense of the word and I for one cannot value the extent of the impact on my life. We had a short time together when I was in the Army and his guidance and tutelage has had a great influence in my life ever since. I take heart in knowing that he is in heaven where his gifts will be truly appreciated. I pray for his family at the loss and know that he is smiling down at all of us and smiling.

  • Wendy I was so sorry to hear about BT’s passing. He was a a true gentleman and a Patriot. We would talk sometimes and I never had to think about where he stood, about anything. That is pretty rare and I admire people with that type of conviction and passion. I pray for you and your family, that the peace you need and deserve finds its way to you. God Bless.

  • Thank you Susan.

  • Thank you, Jayne. He was a big part of our family.

  • Thank you, Judy. BT always enjoyed the time we spent with you.

  • Dear Darlene, Thank you for your kind words. They help to ease the loss of my best friend.

  • Dear Donna, Thank you for your thoughts. His sense of humor was in tact until the end. How wonderful for that.

  • Dear Jim. BT really enjoyed the time he spent with you. He looked forward to those breakfast meetings to tell “old war stories”. Thank you for your friendship.

  • Thank you Pat and Jim.

  • Dear Mike, Becky, & Gracie, Thank you for being there through out the years. BT cherished your friendship very much. I’m glad we were able to visit with you last fall. Love to your family.

  • Dear Wally, BT was so proud of your accomplishments!!! He was pleased that all these years later you still remembered him and stayed in touch. All the best to you.

  • Dear Eric, Thank you for your kind words and memories of BT. He was unique with a wonderful humor to match. That never left him. All the best to you.

  • Wendy, I am so sorry to hear
    about the passing of BT. Chris and I shared some very fond memories of BT and fun times on Ocracoke. He was a great guy with a terrific sense of humor and always at at least one or two interesting stories to tell. My prayers are with you and your family old friend. God Bless you and may that gentle kind man rest in peace.

  • Dear Michele, We have always had fond memories of you and Chris. Every time we saw a Chevelle, we think of Chris. I was so sorry to hear of his passing last September. In over 50 years, I have not seen you apart. Let’s take this time to remember our loved ones. All my love to you, my dear. Let’s stay in touch.