Johnie E. Butler, Sr., 78, of Paris, went to be with the love of his life, his spouse Bertie, on Monday, May 13, 2019 in Paris Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Meadowbrook Gardens Cemetery with Rev. Michael Gentry officiating. He was born on May 15, 1940 in Waco, Texas a son of Robert Butler and Stella Brown Butler. Mr. Butler was a truck driver and was ordained as a minister in the Baptist Church. He ministered in various churches. Mr. Butler married the former Bertie Pierce on May 6, 1959 in Waco, Texas. She preceded him in death on January 4, 2007. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Butler, his parents and 3 brothers and a sister. He is survived by children, Johnny Butler, Jr., Bobby Butler, Elizabeth Butler, Ricky Butler and wife, Cindy, Sandra Showalter and husband, Charles, Johnny Butler III and wife, Veronica, Brenda Pali and husband Bill and Margie Nawara and husband, Roger; 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and a sister, Stella Brosh and husband, Joe. Services are under the direction of Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home where online condolences may be sent by visiting www.fry-gibbs.com.

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