James Butler, truck driver

By on October 3, 2012

James J. Butler, 75, of Ephrata, formerly of New Holland, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at the Lebanon VA Hospital. His wife, Margit E. (Fahndrich) Butler, died on November 22, 2011.

Born in Chester County, he was the son of the late James J. and Ruth Butler.

He was a truck driver for most of his life.

Surviving are four children: Rick Butler, of Florida; Tina Arters, of Brandamore; Ruthie McLucas, of Honey Brook; and Debbie Spotts, of Ephrata; nine grandchildren; one great- grandchild; four stepchildren: William Price, of Honey Brook; Gerald Price, of Mohnton; Sharleen Spohn, of Ephrata; Howard Price, Jr., of Honey Brook; 15 step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and a brother: Robert Butler.

He was preceded in death by a brother: Charles.

A graveside service was held Oct. 2 at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to any VA Medical Center.

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