OBITUARY: Bobby Lee Butler


Mr. Bobby Lee Butler of Gallatin, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2022, he was 87 years old.

Mr. Butler was born April 18, 1935 in Jackson County, TN to the late Wig Thomas Butler and Versie Lee Butler.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Mack Butler, Ed Butler, W.B. Butler, Aubrey Butler, and George Butler; sisters, Reba Alene Holmes, Charlene Snoddy, and Wanda Simpkins.

He is survived by sons, Kevin Butler (Hollee) of Gallatin, Ken Butler (Laura) of Portland, and Kerry Butler (Michelle) of Brentwood; grandchildren, Bronson Butler, Kaelyn Butler, and Kage Butler; and brother, E.H. (Bully) Butler of Knoxville.

Bobby enjoyed singing since the sixth grade, once competing against Pat Boone in a singing competition. He sang until the week he died. Bobby performed for many years in The Lion’s Club Minstrel Show, sang at First Baptist Church Gallatin before singing at First United Methodist Church Gallatin. He retired from Willmore Tool and Die after many years of service.

Funeral Service will be Wednesday, June 29th at 10:00 a.m. at Sellars Family Heritage at Gallatin Chapel, with Bob Snell officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 28th from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, June 29th from 8:30 a.m. until time of service at 10:00 a.m. at Sellars Family Heritage at Gallatin. Entombment will follow the service at Sumner Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, with Jerry Holmes, Willie Holmes, Tim Willmore, Greg Shoemaker, Kelly Butler, and Randy “Moonpie” Moore serving as active pallbearers. Jeff Butler, Bronson Butler, and Kage Butler are serving as honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Lion’s Club, P.O. Box 912, Gallatin, TN, 37066, Salvus Center, 556 Hartsville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066, or First United Methodist Church Choir Fund, 149 W. Main Steet, Gallatin, TN 37066

Online condolences may be submitted at Sellars Family Heritage at Gallatin is honored to assist the family.


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