Robert â€œMacâ Butler, of Fleming Island died peacefully Friday morning at his residence. Mr. Butler was a native of Clinton, NC, and had been a resident of Clay County for 10 years having resided in Florida since 1960. Mr. Butler was a member of Russell Baptist Church for the past 6 years following his church membership of Murray Hill Baptist where he served as a deacon since 1988. He retired from Independent Life Insurance Company and was a member of the Marine Corps League of Clay County. Mac was a friend to all and loved everyone he met. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years Sharon Butler, 1 daughter, â€œhis angelâ Debbi (Bryan) Taylor, 3 sisters Pat Lassiter, Jean Winstead and Sara Savage, 3 adored grandsons Travis Mikell, Wayne Mikell, and Chad Taylor, his great granddaughter, Braylee, who is expected in January.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, December 8, 2010 in Russell Baptist Church with burial to follow in Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm Tuesday evening at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial be made to: Russell Baptist Church, 2299 Sandridge Road Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 (Mission Support Fund); Murray Hill Baptist Church, 4300 Post Street Jacksonville, FL 32205-5299 (Scholarship Fund) or Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery and Funeral Home, 2315 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043 (904-284-7720). www.RHRCemeteryandFuneralHome.com