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James Butcher
1936 - 2020

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James Ronald ButcherJames Ronald Butcher

WHEELERSBURG- James Ronald Butcher, 83, of Wheelersburg passed away Wednesday morning April 29, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV. James was born in Weeksbury, KY to Frances (Collins) Sellers and Roy Butcher on May 11, 1936. He married his one true love Elizabeth (Parker) Butcher on August 13, 1955 in Sandusky, Ohio. He worked at Lyman Boat Works and Sandusky Metals before becoming a Claims Adjuster for Motorist Mutual Insurance for 25 years. James has served the Lord for over 60 years, serving as deacon to becoming an Ordain Minister until his retirement from preaching in 2019. Jim still served the Lord at Garden City Freewill Baptist Church in Wheelersburg. James is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, son, Ronald, mother, Frances, father, Roy, sisters, Mary, and Glenda, granddaughter, Annette and grandson, Tristan. James is survived by Mike Butcher of Wellston, Kenneth (Brenda) Butcher of Jackson, David (Angie) Butcher of Wellston, Karen Ferguson of Waverly and Jocelyn (Phillip) Laber of Wheelersburg, thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren; a brother Henry Lee (Libby) Butcher and a sister, Linda Davidson.

Due to the current health restrictions, services will be graveside at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Pastor Blaine Etterling officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg. Condolences may be made to the family at www.harrison-pyles.com.



Sunday May 3, 2020

Lee Tate

Jocelyn, I'm sorry for your loss and sadness but happy for your dad. He's happier now than he ever has been. He has to be. Imagine seeing the Lord. In honor of your dad, I will give a donation to the Steven A Hunter Hope Fund. Through MAP I learned about the fund and through MAP, I met you. I also met your dad at MAP.

Sunday May 3, 2020

Sharon Ward

I met James and his wife at the voting poll in Wheelersburg both were very sweet people. They loved the Lord and their family. I work with at the polls and Jim like to talk and tell stories. Sadly he will be miss.

Friday May 1, 2020

Russell Foster

Served alongside Jim for many years. First in his pastorate in Portsmouth Ohio and then helped him in a revival at Belmont. Heaven has gained a wonderful man of God

Friday May 1, 2020

nancy caponi

Our family is growing smaller and James will be truly missed. Always looked forward to seeing him at reunion. Love to all you

Thursday April 30, 2020

Sonny and Rhojean McClure

So sorry for your loss. So many memories live on.

Thursday April 30, 2020

Kirt Ward

Sorry for your loss


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