Visitation for Robert Hughdon Butler, of Salem, Alabama, was Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, at 10 a.m., followed by a chapel service at noon. Visitation and service were directed at and by Jeffcoat Trant Funeral Home and officiated by the Reverend Wayne Cowhick.

Born in Etowah County, Alabama, on April 12, 1958, Mr. Butler was called home on Dec. 11, 2021.

Mr. Butler was a decorated member of the Alabama Army National Guard, having served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He proudly served his country for 29 years. He was an aviation welder for Pratt & Whitney’s Columbus Engine Center for 16 years. Adding to his list of many talents, he was a tree trimmer, a baby squirrel saver, and an avid family man. He was well known for his quotes; his most famous being “Get a job,” and “A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.” He worked hard, played harder and loved hardest.

Mr. Butler is survived by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 44 years, Yvonne, two sons, Nicholas (Brandy) and Billy (Rachel), five grandchildren, Trent, Lilly, Vivianne, Olivia and Johnathan, brothers Adrian and Kim Lewisson of Chattanooga, TN, sister Lura Acthley (Bob) of Decatur, GA, and many friends that were as family to him.

Mr. Butler is preceded by his mother Dean Lewisson, father Bill Butler, and brother Davey Butler.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Disabled American Veterans at


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