John Mackay Butler, Jr.

  • Born: January 20, 1946
  • Died: March 31, 2022
  • Location: Yonges Island, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr West Ashley Chapel

3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway
Charleston, SC 29414

Tel. (843) 763.7664

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Mackay Butler, Jr., 76, of Yonges Island, South Carolina, husband of Loretta Zaborowski Butler, entered into eternal rest, surrounded by his girls, on March 31, 2022. His funeral service will be held on Friday, April 8, 2022 at Christ-St. Paul's Church, 4981 Chapel Road, Yonges Island, South Carolina 29449 at 3:30 PM with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 7, 2022 between 6:00 and 8:00 PM at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel.

John was born to John Mackay and Jean Thomas Butler on January 20, 1946 in Charleston, SC. He graduated from Holderness School in Plymouth, New Hampshire and Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia and retired from Dayco Products, in Walterboro, South Carolina. He was a faithful member of Christ-St. Paul's Church where he served in various ministries, and made weekly visits to Dayspring Assisted Living in both Hollywood and Johns Island.

John loved his country and served in the Army completing two tours of duty in Vietnam. He loved spending time with his family and friends, serving up good food, being on the Toogoodoo River, enjoying a good book, and playing cards and games.

He leaves behind, with precious memories, his wife and best friend of 43 years, Loretta; daughters Renee Flint (Billy) and Michelle Cowan (Joe) of Charleston, South Carolina; sister Rhoda Butler (Pat), brother Thomas Butler (Paula) and sister Lynn Fleming (Robert), all at the homestead on Yonges Island, South Carolina; his grandchildren, Maddie Flint, Ellie Cowan and Mackay Cowan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ-St. Paul's Church, 4981 Chapel Road, Yonges Island, South Carolina 29449 and American Heart Association, P. O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas, 75284-0692.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Just hearing of this. So very sorry to hear of Johnny's passing. Didn't know Johnny very well, only through my friendship with his brother Tommy and sister Lynn. Prayers for Roberta and the families.

Posted by Joe Whetstone - Friend   April 29, 2022

Sorry to hear of John's passing. Worked with John for at least 20 years at Dayco in Walterboro. Will miss him and extend my sympathy to his extended family. He has gone to a better place, and a reunion of loved ones will occur in the future. God Bless.

Posted by Ken Langdale - Boiling Springs, SC - Coworker   April 09, 2022

We are praying for peace and comfort in this time of need. May God Bless your family.

Posted by The Minters - Friend   April 08, 2022

I am so sorry for u. prayers

Posted by Sherri Locke - Friend   April 05, 2022

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Posted by American Heart Association    April 05, 2022

I will always cherish the time I spent with Johnny in Children's Church. He was willing to do anything to help, to put a costume on and become a character from the Bible. The kids loved him. He will be missed by many. My heartfelt love and sympathy to Loretta, Lynn and all the family.

Posted by Bonnie Rackley - Other   April 03, 2022

Our Prayers and Synphony for your loss, he was a first class gentlemen and friend.

Posted by Cecil & Joyce Dye    April 03, 2022

Johnny was my cousin and spent many weekends at my house in Columbia when he was at ft Jackson we hardly knew each other before that as my dad (his fathers brother) was in the army. It was good to connect with family much love to the remaining clan. Carol steigner

Posted by Much love Carol and jon - Family   April 02, 2022

I worked with John for many years, but we also shared fishing trips on the Edisto River for shad for a number of years. He was a good friend. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.

Posted by Steve Sanders - Walterboro, SC - Coworker   April 02, 2022

So terribly sorry to hear this news. So many fond memories as we grew up on Edisto together. May God wrap his arms around each of you and give you strength for the days ahead.

Posted by Linda Leatherwood    April 01, 2022

Johnny and I went to elementary school on Edisto Island. I will keep you in my thoughts in the weeks adhead.

Posted by Betty Murray Bryan - Edisto Island, SC - Friend   April 01, 2022

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