Norman Ellwood Butler Sr

butler photoNorman Ellwood Butler Sr., 87, of Milldale, VA died at home surrounded by his family on

December 28th, 2014. Norman was born on April 27th, 1927 in Clarke County to George D.

Butler and Mary Forsythe Butler. He was the youngest of seven siblings: Preston Butler,

Austin Butler, Sherwood Butler, Virginia Butler Berlein, Helen Butler Shifflett, and Lucille

Butler Lowman.

Norman worked at Riverton Lime and Stone, with 43 years of service as a heavy equipment

operator and certified blaster. After retiring, he focused on his farm and family. Norman was

an avid outdoorsman who could always be found hunting or fishing along the Shenandoah

River when the weather allowed. Rainy days would find Norman in his shop creating wooden

crafts or fishing nets, unless there was a John Wayne movie on.

Family will receive those who wish to join in a celebration of Norman’s life at Maddox Funeral

Home on December 31st, from 3:00 p.m.  to 5:00 pm. A private burial will be held for family

and close friends as Norman lays to rest with his faithful dogs.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Mary Etta Reid Butler, his daughter Linda M.

Mann and husband Bobby, his son Norman “Ted” E. Butler, Jr. and wife Marlene, and his

daughter Kelly M. Stevens. He is also survived by two grandchildren, George “Reid” Collins

and Mary E. Christopher, one greatgranddaughter,

Anna L. Christopher, and several nieces

and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice at 333 W. Cork St, Winchester

VA 22601.

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