Ronald “Ronnie” Earl Butler, 61, of Rocky Point passed from his earthly life Saturday, March 9, 2019 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born August 31, 1957 in Wilmington, the son of the late Maurice and Margaret Edwards Butler. Also remembered is his wife, Becky Butler, who died in 2012.
Ronnie is survived by his wife, Marilyn Stam Butler; sons, Christopher “Chris” Earl Butler (Bradley Honeycutt) and Kenneth “Kenny” Earl Butler (Robin); step-children, Hans Lonander, Kurt Lonander, and Anika Nance; grandchildren, Colby Butler and Tristan Butler; many step-grandchildren; sisters, Kay Bowden (Roger) and Nancy Yopp (George); brother, David Butler (Mary); many extended family and friends, all who loved Ronnie.
Being a first-rate auto body technician, Ronnie has worked for Register’s Auto Collision Services for many years. He was a dedicated and diligent worker. Ronnie, most recently attended Cora’s Grove PFWB Church
Above all Ronnie loved his family. After family and work came his love of the outdoors, hunting and fishing in God’s beautiful world of nature. Ronnie’s passing leaves an empty place in our family circle and in our hearts.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw. At other times will be at the home of Nancy and George Yopp.
Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Burgaw Chapel of Quinn-McGowen Home with The Rev. Dean Walker conducting the service.
Burial will follow in Seagate Cemetery.
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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.