Sgt Thomas J. Butler, IV

Sgt Thomas J. Butler, IV

Birth
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 1 Oct 2012 (aged 25)
Afghanistan
Burial Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Section 7 Site 1972
Memorial ID 98197163 · View Source
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Sgt. Thomas J. Butler IV, 25, of Wilmington, N.C., died Oct.1, in Khost, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered when an insurgent detonated a suicide vest while they were on dismounted patrol. The soldiers were assigned to the 514th Military Police Company, 60th Troop Command, Winterville, N.C. Sgt. Thomas Jefferson "T.J." Butler, IV, 25, of Leland, NC, was killed in action while serving with the U.S. Army N.C. National Guard in Khost, Afghanistan.
Sgt. Butler was born June 19, 1987 in Washington, D.C., son of Thomas Jefferson Butler, III and Leslie Thornton Butler.
T. J. grew up in Hampstead, graduated from Topsail High School in 2006, and joined the N.C. National Guard in June 2007. He and his wife, Holly, were married November 29, 2008, and their seven-month-old son, Thomas Jefferson Butler, V, was born March 6, 2012. Sgt. Butler deployed to Afghanistan in August 2012.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Holly Gause Butler and their son, Thomas Jefferson Butler, V; two brothers, Adam O'Brien Butler and Michael William Thornton; grandmother, Lavola Coombs Whisenhunt; Holly's' parents, Lacy Kent Gause and Cynthia Marjanna Gause; three sisters-in-law, Tammy Weddington and husband, Michael, Jennifer Benjamin and husband, William, and Jessica Willis; and several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, October 11, 2012, at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.
A funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2012, at First Baptist Church, 411 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, with Dr. Jim Everette officiating. Interment will follow in Wilmington National Cemetery with full military honors.


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