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Funeral services for Gerald Wayne Butler, 71, of Sweetwater, will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Rev. David Stevens will officiate. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home.
Butler died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Snyder.
He was born Aug. 8, 1941, in Hamlin. He married Patsy Ann Speed on March 16, 1991, in Sweetwater. He worked for the city, loved music and playing the guitar.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy Butler of Sweetwater; daughter, Ginger Roberson and husband Allen of Snyder; sons, Bobby Butler of Abilene, Danny Butler of Abilene, Kenny Butler of San Angelo and Brandon Butler of Sweetwater; brothers, Stanely Butler of Sweetwater and Joe Butler of Lubbock; sisters, Mary Lutz of Taylor and Judy Hill of Ft. Worth; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie Ake on Oct. 14, 1994; and a sister, Doris Hodges on April 4, 2012.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Butler, Brandon Butler, George Speed, Danny Butler, Allen Roberson and Black Roberson. Honorary pallbearer is Bobby Butler.