James Allen Butler

May 8, 1961October 7, 2011

Jim Butler, 50, a longtime resident of Fredericksburg Va., died suddenly on October 7th 2011 in Fredericksburg.

Jim was a man’s man. He loved to work hard and took pride in doing a job, not just done, but done well and done right. He never questioned himself, he knew who he was, followed his own path, and inspired others with a smile. His strength and conviction will be missed.

Jim’s professional expertise and leadership has been essential to the construction and development of the information technology backbone of the new Russell-Knox Building at Quantico serving NCIS, CID, OSI, DSS, DIA defense agencies. He was an active civic leader within his neighborhood, an avid hunter, fisherman, all around sportsman, and cool guy to drink rum and play poker with.

Survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Kelly Waalkes Butler and their two sons Allen and Brewster.

Predeceased by his parents Maxwell and Alice Butler; he is survived by brothers, Steve, David and Ricky; sisters Kathy Czarniak and Lori Denman; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends the hour before, and for an hour after the memorial celebration 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 14, at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Home, 1621 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests contributions to the Butler family health, welfare, & education fund. Donations may be made at the memorial service or mailed to 42 Lynchester Drive Fredericksburg, VA 22406.


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Richard Joyner

October 4, 2013

What a shock to find out about Jim. My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. I worked under Jim for many years when I was a technical writer on a contract with the FBI at Quantico. I will always be indebted to him for finding work opportunities for me whenever it seemed that my current contract was about to expire. And after we had been out of contact for a few years, I called him to ask for his reference in my search for a new job, which he provided without hesitation. Jim was considerate, funny, easygoing, and a true professional. He will be greatly missed.

Larry Blevins

February 1, 2012

Kelly and family, I talked to Ron B. the other day and found out about Jim. I wanted to say that you all are in my heart and prayers. I worked with Jim and Ron on the Project Management Team at Quantico in 2005-2007 and I learned a lot from him. He was one of the best guys you could ever work with and I am truly going to miss him and his candor. Thanks for all the great memories bud.

Lori Butler Denman

October 28, 2011

Sue McGarvey

October 21, 2011

In my high school days, my world was defined by a small but mighty group of friends... Jimmy Butler was my rock. I recall warm summer evenings, wandering the fields behind White Oak with Jimmy and the gang... jamming out to Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Hendrix...philosophizing all along the way. He had such a way about him...always cool in his bare feet and overalls...that sweet sly grin. We are defined by these moments in our youth and I owe a large part of who I am to the time I spent with Jimmy. It's hard to believe your gone my friend, rest in peace.

Jeff Miller

October 16, 2011

Jim was a good friend to me for many years and I will always remember the pure FUN that always seemed to follow him around. Whereas some people walk around with a dark cloud over their heads... Jim was the exact opposite. The minute you saw his face... with a goofy smile... you just KNEW something fun/silly was going to go down. I really loved that big nut. Best of all... Jim was a man of honor who lived to his word. You could count on him to come through for you (and he did for me dozens of times).

Please know that my prayers, thoughts, and love are with the whole Butler family. Jim may be physically gone... but he touched a lot of people in his days including me... and those of us who were lucky enough to know him are better for it... and we will never forget him.

October 14, 2011

Whenever we came down to visit Jim and Ann, my husband and your husband would have nice conversations outside. You graciously allowed us to use your pool when we came with our grandkids. We want to extend our sincerest condolences to you and your family at this very difficult time. Richard and Ellen Brown, Durham, Ct.

Kathy McNamara Bautista

October 14, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Pat Welshon

October 13, 2011

To the entire Butler family,

On behalf of Jimmy's friends from the Springbrook High School Class of 79, we offer our sincerest condolences. Jimmy was a true friend to all of us and we will miss him tremendously. When thinking of Jimmy, the first thing everyone says they remember is his warm and welcoming smile. We wish we could have seen it one more time.

I am looking forward to seeing you at the service on Friday, meeting Jimmy's wife and children, and celebrating his life. We are all so blessed to have been a part of it.

May God grant you peace at this time of sadness.

Pat Maron Welshon

Craig Kadesch

October 13, 2011

Rick Butler, I am extremely saddened by the loss of your brother Jim. He, like yourself, was a great person. Although we have not been in contact for too many years now, I have some fond memories of our younger years. Jim will be missed by all who knew him. Please accept my condolences. - Craig Kadesch.

Ruth Ann Loving

October 13, 2011

Kelly, you Al and Brewster will be in my prayers. I am sorry for your loss. I continue to miss you at AFG & LTAW.