Sam Butler

Samuel Butler, Sr., age 52 of Maxton passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 8, 2012 responding to a call of need. A Fallen Fireman Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2012 at the Purnell Swett High School Gymnasium with burial following in the Strickland Family Cemetery. Services will be officiated by fellow fireman, Rev. Eddie Carter and Rev. Tim Chavis.

Samuel was born July 19, 1959 in Scotland County, the son of Jessie Mae Mauldin. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was a hardworking man, a dedicated employee of the Campbell Soup Company with over 29 years of service and he also worked as a sales associate for OíReillyís in his spare time.

Samuel was a delightful gentleman that lived to serve others. He served as the Chief of the Evans Crossroad Volunteer Fire Department and the President of the Robeson County Firemanís Association. He was a Board member of the Robeson County Fire College and Robeson County Honor Guard. He formerly served as a member of the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Board and was a candidate for the Robeson County Hero Society.

He was also preceded in death by grandmother, Nancy Chavis and sister, Mary Emanuel.

Samuel leaves behind his wife of 32 years, Brenda Lee Strickland Butler of their home in Maxton; children, Samuel Butler, Jr., and wife Paige of Maxton, Clerissa Danielle Butler of Maxton and Aaron Leigh Butler of Maxton; mother, Jessie Mauldin of Cheraw, SC; brothers, Joseph Jacobs and wife Myrtle of Maxton, L.C. Butler and wife Angel of New London; sisters, Judy Locklear of Cheraw, SC, Frances Delgado and husband Gus of Rockingham, Elizabeth Chavis and husband Wayne of Red Springs; grandchildren, Akylles Keanie Ryan Deese, Kalyssa Brenielle Ryanne Deese, Leah Gabrielle Butler; his fellow fire fighter family; and a host of family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the Purnell Swett High School Gymnasium.

The family request that memorial donations be made in memory of Samuel to the Evans Crossroad Volunteer Fire Department.



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