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In Loving Memory of Luther Haynes Butts, Jr. BUTTS, Jr., LUTHER HAYNES, 81 of Pearisburg , VA departed this world to be with his heavenly father Saturday, September 13, 2008 in Pulaski Community Hospital in Pulaski , VA. Luther was born October 20, 1926 in Eggleston , VA to Luther Haynes Butts, Sr. and Mary Croy Butts. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Buford Butts, James Butts, Wilmont Butts, Elsie Buchanan, Nancy Ashworth, Louise Oberlin and Ruby Johnston. Luther graduated from Eggleston High School in 1945. Following high school, he served in the U.S. Army as a military police officer in Austria . Upon his return, he married his sweetie-pie, Estelle, the love of his life. Luther retired from First National Exchange Bank in Pearisburg where he was employed for 30 years. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church for over 55 years, where he was treasurer, secretary of the Sunday school and head usher. He also was a founding member of the Pearisburg Kiwanis Club. Luther never met a stranger and always had a story for anyone who would listen. He loved the outdoors and took pride in his yard and garden. Luther leaves behind a loving wife of nearly 60 years, Estelle Williams Butts, a son, Mark Butts of Pearisburg, a daughter, Teresa Fields and husband Granville of Charlottesville, a granddaughter, Emily Moye and husband Scott, a grandson, Jeremy Fields of Richmond, one great-grandson Colton Moye, numerous brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 2:00pm at the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg with Rev. Brad Scott and Rev. Dr. Fred Austin officiating with burial and military honors following in the Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the Givens Funeral Home Monday evening from 6 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Pearisburg, P.O. Box 400 , Pearisburg , VA 24134 . Online condolences can be sent to the family at givensfuneralhome.com. If you would like to send your condolences to the family via Givens Funeral Home, simply sign the Memorial Guestbook by clicking the link. Your condolences will be printed out and given to the family.
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