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Steve Butler

August 31, 1957 — July 27, 2022

Steve Butler, 64, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday July 27, 2022. Steve was born on August 31, 1957 in Barnesville, Ga but lived most of his life in Monroe County, where he was loved and respected by many.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Vicky Butler, his beloved and committed daughter Barbara (Chris) Wheeler and his one and only grandson, Cody “Tonto” Wheeler, who was his pride and joy, his oldest sister Kathy Bryant, his baby brother Preston (Amanda) Johnson and his cherished and beloved grand dog, Roscoe.

Steve served his country in the National Guard and the United States Army where he learned and mastered his trade as a diesel mechanic. He could fix and drive anything with wheels, just ask anyone who knew him.

Steve was employed by the City of Forsyth for 38 years as a Vehicle Maintenance Supervisor. During his time at the City of Forsyth, he helped numerous people and their families by fixing their vehicles, equipment and when they needed a helping hand or a ride during the snowstorms, bad weather and torrential storms. He loved his job and never wanted to leave it but he had to retire in the summer of 2021 due to his declining health. During his journey with his health, his loving family never left his side and put him as their first priority; which in itself is such a statement of the wonderful and outstanding man that he was.

Steve loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter, thus earning the nickname “Snappy”. He spent many days and nights on the lake fishing and many days in the woods hunting all while making tons of memories with the ones that he loved and cherished the most. Steve loved camping out at the Nascar races with his family, where they shared many laughs, lots of love and unforgettable memories; even during the COVID span they camped in their own back yard. Steve was always willing to go above and beyond to help anyone who had a need at any time and was a man of his word. If he told you he was going to do something, you better believe that it would be done. He was a friend to many and never met a stranger. Cooking was one of his passions especially for his family and friends. He was famous for his boiled peanuts, taters and onions and many cabbage recipes. Steve enjoyed spending time with his family while watching Mountain Men (Useless Eustace), Swamp People and old cowboy movies. He enjoyed sitting on the back porch, telling stories, laughing and making memories with those he loved the most. He would always tell people “What is said on the back porch stays on the back porch”.

Steve was preceded in his death by his mother, Barbara Jean Woodard, his brother Bobby Ray Johnson and his youngest daughter Brandy Zellner. He will be missed tremendously by all who love him, especially his family who meant the world to him. Once you met him, you’d never be able to forget him and no one would ever want to. His love extended to some very special people in his life, who he adopted as his own; his best and most loyal friend, Clyde (Janet) Parker, adopted grandson, Dalton Buice, adopted daughters, Jaqi Holloway and Jennifer Harris Puckett. Special thanks and love for Sacred Journey Hospice and his angel on earth nurse, Jennifer McBurnette.

A memorial to honor the life of Steve Butler will be held on Saturday August 6, 2022 at 11:00am, with visitation starting at 10:00am, in the Chapel at Monroe County Memorial Chapel.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations to our local Camp Kaleo Retreat Center, to encourage the children of our community to learn, embrace and share the love of the outdoors as Steve did.

Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.

 

 

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Visitation

Saturday, August 6, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Monroe County Memorial Chapel

86 W Main St, Forsyth, GA 31029

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Memorial Service

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Monroe County Memorial Chapel

86 W Main St, Forsyth, GA 31029

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