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Herbert Joseph Butler
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church
    P.O. Box 674
    Georgetown, SC 29442
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • The Salvation Army of the Lowcountry
    4248 Dorchester Road
    North Charleston, SC 29405

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“Herbert Butler will live on via the wonderful lands of the Lowcountry that he helped to preserve for succeeding generation. He did so in a...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: George McDaniel - Summerville, SC

“Herb will always live in our hearts and the Oaks will be our gift from God. May you have peace and comfort during this difficult time and forever.The...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“MY condolences to you Herb and to the family . ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: J Randall Bishop - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you.We are dory for your loss. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Ellen Gould - Spartanburg, SC

“So very sorry for us all to lose a dear friend, a real Southern Gentleman, and great companion. He Is sorely missed. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Alex Quattlebaum - Charleaston

“Herb Butler will always remain in my mind as a bigger than life character, full of fun and joy and laughter. We had some really great times during...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Kathleen Rivers - Charleston, SC

“I will never forget the love and kindness that your family always showed mine. Our time with you at GranNanny's SC home (Wicklow Hall), the parties...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Victoria Cruz - Bozeman, MT

“Herbert and Sheila welcomed our family into theirs, accepted total strangers without reservation. He was a fine man with many stories, proud, secure...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Bobby and Patty Bramlett - SC

“Dear Butler Family-so sorry for your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with you, may you all find comfort in being together during this difficult...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Bill & Pauline Haber - Charleston, SC

Herbert Joseph Butler, of Georgetown, South Carolina, husband of Sheila Hinson Butler entered into eternal rest Friday, April 7, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church at 2:00 p.m. Interment, Churchyard. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 10, 2017 at the Carolina Yacht Club, 50 East Bay Street, Charleston from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.

Herbert was born July 27, 1933 in Savannah, GA, son of Herbert William Butler and Clara Edwards Butler. He resided at his beloved Oaks Plantation in Georgetown County. He attended The Citadel for 3 years, graduating from Presbyterian College and then graduating with an additional degree from the College of Charleston. He was a member of Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church. His civic involvement included being President of the Historic Ricefields Association, an honorary life member of The Nature Conservancy and board member of Penn Central Railroad. He was a member of The Charleston Club, Agricultural Society of South Carolina, St. Andrew's Society, Society of Colonial Wars South Carolina Chapter, The South Carolina Society, The Carolina Plantation Society, Winyah Indigo Society, Carolina Yacht Club, The Oglethorpe Club - Savannah, GA and the U.S. Croquet Association - Palm Beach, FL

He is survived by his wife, Sheila H. Butler of Georgetown, SC; three sons, Herbert J. Butler, Jr. and his wife, Helen, Barre McLeod Butler and his wife, Fran and Charlton L. Butler all of Charleston, SC; six grandchildren, Lee Butler Bressan (John), Charlton L. Butler, Jr. (Amber), Will Butler, Fraser Butler (Brooke), Herbert J. Butler, III and Frances Butler; two great grandchildren, John McLeod "Jack" Bressan and Mason Murray; one brother, Edward R. Butler (Jane); two nephews, E. Rhett Butler (Haruko) of New York and Gordon Butler.

Memorials may be made to Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 674, Georgetown, SC 29442 or to The Salvation Army of the Lowcountry, 4248 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29405.

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Prince George Winyah Episcopal Churchyard

300 Broad Street Georgetown, SC 29440
(843) 546-4358