OBITUARY

Greer Hardin Butler

February 5, 1945May 9, 2021

It is with tremendous sadness that the family of Greer Hardin Butler Sr. announce his passing on May 9th, 2021. Greer was one of the most exceptional people that only come around once in a lifetime. His giving heart and thoughtful nature left an indelible mark on this Earth. He left everything and everyone better than he found them and the world was a better place with him in it. Greer was an amazing loving, devoted husband. He and his wife Candy had a love affair and marriage that spanned across 31 years. Their marriage was one people aspire to. Their exceptional relationship was an example to us all and a loyal love between two people rarely seen. It was an inspiration to be around. Greer was also a devoted and loving father to Greer H. Butler Jr. and Bridgette Parker. Greer Sr. was the first good man his son, Greer, ever loved. It is because of his father’s on going goodness, true, deep, unconditional love, strong bond, work ethic, morals and constant presence that Greer is the man, husband, father and son he is today. Greer Sr’s love and kindness was contagious. His deep love and bond with his daughter Bridgette was one to also be envied. They were both fiercely protective of each other’s physical and emotional well being. Always watching over and taking care of each other. Bridgette entered this World through Greer Sr’s heart where she remained throughout his lifetime. Their connection was true and pure. Known to them as PaPa Choo Choo and Paw Paw, another one of Greer’s greatest loves was that for his 5 grandchildren, Blakley Fleming Parker, Helen Elizabeth (Hutton) Butler, Brockton Lee Parker, Griffin Marie Butler and his namesake, Greer Hardin Butler (female). Between fishing, throwing the kids in the pool and practical joking, his silliness, huge sense of humor and deep love for them, as well as their friends, will indefinitely remain imprinted on their hearts. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Forrest Butler and Mary Elizabeth Hardin Butler. He is survived by his wife, Candy Teufel Butler; son, Greer Hardin Butler Jr.; daughter, Bridgette Williams Parker; daughter- in-law, Mary Kelley Butler; step-son, Deryck Keith Jackson; brother, Lewis Forrest Butler Jr.; sister, Margaret Butler Everidge; grandchildren listed above and nieces and a nephew. Greer was an Alum of Vigor Highschool class of 1963. He was a dedicated and faithful employee of L&N/CSX Railroad for 32 years. His work ethic was impeccable and he was extremely dedicated to his job. Services will be held Wednesday, May 12th, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home 3155 Dauphin St. Mobile, AL 36606. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12 p.m. until the service hour. Internment will be held at Mobile Memorial Gardens and reception to follow at Grand Bay First Assembly of God, Grand Bay, AL. Condolences may be offered at www.radneyfuneralhome-mobile.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Lewis Forrest Butler, Father (deceased)
  • Mary Elizabeth Hardin Butler, Mother (deceased)
  • Candy Teufel Butler, Wife
  • Greer H., Jr. & Mary Kelley Butler, Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Bridgette Williams Parker, Daughter
  • Deryck Keith Jackson, Step-son
  • Blakley Fleming Parker, Granddaughter
  • Helen Elizabeth (Hutton) Butler, Granddaughter
  • Brockton Lee Parker, Grandson
  • Griffin Marie Butler, Granddaughter
  • Greer Hardin Butler, Granddaughter
  • Lewis Forrest Butler, Jr., Brother
  • Margaret Butler Everidge, Sister
  • Survivors also include nieces and a nephew.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Memories

Greer Hardin Butler

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Jeff and Jennifer Collum

May 12, 2021

We only met Greer once and he made an everlasting impression on us. His kind hearted disposition and spirit were so obvious of the happy sincerity of his heart. Our prayers for All of the family.

Gary Elmore

May 11, 2021

Mr Greer was a great human being. My heart goes out to all of you. May God truly bless and keep all of you in his peace during this time of sorry.

He always treated us kids with respect, love and kindness. He always provided us with sound advice. I will always remember
him picking us up from school. The first train I ever went on was with him when he took us kids down to the rail yard and gave us a tour.

He was a great father, husband and friend . He will be missed greatly.

Jackie Carlisle Vaughn

May 11, 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss Candy! I know the love you had for Greer! My prayers will be with you and the children & grand kids at this time! Love you Jackie!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY