James Marion Butler

james butler

James Marion Butler, 97, of Robbins, North Carolina passed away peacefully June 9, 2023 at Autumn Care of Biscoe. 

He was born June 1, 1926 in Moore County NC to  the late John Marion Butler and Ocia Currie Butler. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. Following his military service he made a career in textiles. He was married to Lois Kennedy. He was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Robbins.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, siblings: Jeroylene Butler, Sybil Butler Inman  (Mark) & Carlton Currie Butler (Louise) and nephew Bryan Keith Inman. 

He is survived by his two daughters Kay Dancy (Darrell) and Myra Cockerham, 4 grandchildren Tyler Dancy (Alison), Jillian Dancy, John Cockerham (Elaine) and Kelley Cockerham; 4  great grandchildren; Harper, Reagan, Paxton and Oden.

Memorial service will be 11:30 AM Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall,  with the Reverend Kenneth McNeill officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 10:00 AM, at the church. A private burial will be held at High Fall United Methodist Church Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 400, Robbins, NC 27325.

Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Butler family. 

Online condolences may be made at PinesFunerals.com.


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  1. Prayers for and condolences to Kay & Myra on Marion’s passing. All of you were good friends and neighbors to our family for many years and we will miss him very much.

  2. Kay and Myra, we are so sorry for your loss. A saint heard “Well done” today
    Sandy and Farrell

  3. I have so many childhood memories of this fine Christian man. Kay and Myra, you have my heartfelt sympathy. Butler will live on through the many memories you and your family and friends will share and cherish. My love to you all.

    Rhonda Lassiter Vitagliano

  4. Myra and Kay, so sorry for your loss. prayers for God’s comfort during this time. Love and prayers Paula Garner Lineberry

  5. Kay, Myra and family,
    Please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers now and in the days to come as you remember Butler and the wonderful memories you have of him.

  6. I was so glad to see your Dad when we moved back to Robbins, Barry and he shared many conversations over gardening and taking care of grapes. We have missed him and are sorry for your grief and yet we know Butler is in heaven with Lois and we will see him again because he loved the Lord and so do we. Kay Lois and Myra, Annette and I will always remember our childhood as a wonderful blessing. What a great neighborhood of children and parents who helped each other. Our prayers are with you. Yvonne (Saunders) and Barry Miller.

  7. Kay, Myra and family,
    Kim and I are grieved for you all in your loss of Mr. Butler. Such a great man with concern for all he met. I enjoyed our meetings as I always came away encouraged by his wisdom, wit and evident concern for me. I admired his commitment to church, family and especially Mrs. Butler in her sickness. He will be missed. May God cradle you all in His loving arms in your grief now and in the days to come. We love you. Kim and Bruce Williams

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