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John Mackay Butler, Jr.

John Mackay Butler, Jr.
  • January 20, 1946 - March 31, 2022
  • Yonges Island, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to:
  • Christ-St. Paul's Cemetery Fund
    4981 Chapel Road
    Meggett, SC 29449

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“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...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Joe Whetstone - Friend

“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...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Ken Langdale - Boiling Springs, SC

“We are praying for peace and comfort in this time of need. May God Bless your family. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: The Minters - Friend

“I am so sorry for u. prayers ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Sherri Locke - Friend

“May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: American Heart Association

“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...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Bonnie Rackley - Other

“Our Prayers and Synphony for your loss, he was a first class gentlemen and friend. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Cecil & Joyce Dye

“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...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Much love Carol and jon - Family

“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...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Steve Sanders - Walterboro, SC

“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...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Linda Leatherwood

“Johnny and I went to elementary school on Edisto Island. I will keep you in my thoughts in the weeks adhead. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Betty Murray Bryan - SC - Friend


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.