James A. Butner Sr.

November 14, 1958January 31, 2019

James A. Butner, Sr., 60, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019. He was born November 14, 1958 in New Albany, Indiana to Dora Ann Worden Belviy and the late James E. Butner, Jr. Jim served in the U.S. Marines and was General Sales Manager for Jim Butner Auto in Clarksville, Indiana. Jim was a car and truck enthusiast, participated many years in the Toys for Tots Program for children, and could most often be found on his mower. He loved his family dearly, especially his grandchildren. Jim’s happy-go-lucky attitude and laughter will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, James E. Butner, Jr. and a daughter, Mindy Lynn Butner.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry Barger Butner; children, April S. Butner-Nalley (Christopher), James A. Butner Jr., and Joseph Ryan Butner; mother and step-father, Dora Ann and Steve Belviy; step-mother, Dorothy Dean Butner; siblings, Deborah Butner, Alice Butner, James E. "Bo" Butner III, Sheila Arms, Tony Knight, and Tammy Butner Naville; grandchildren, Kyleigh, Elizabeth, Alyss, Cooper, Jacob, and Brooke; and numerous nieces and nephews.

It was his wish to be cremated. A Memorial Visitation will be held from 2 pm ~ 8 pm Monday, February 4, 2019, at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, IN.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the National Diabetes Association.

Online condolences may be made to


  • Sherry Barger Butner, Wife
  • April S. (Christopher) Butner-Nalley, Daughter
  • James A. Butner Jr., Son
  • Joseph Ryan Butner, Son
  • Dora Ann and Steve Belviy, Mother and Step-Father
  • Dorothy Dean Butner, Step-Mother
  • Deborah Butner, Sister
  • Alice Butner, Sister
  • James E. "Bo" Butner III, Brother
  • Sheila Arms, Sister
  • Tony Knight, Brother
  • Tammy Butner Naville, Sister
  • Grandchildren: Kyleigh, Elizabeth, Alyss, Cooper, Jacob, and Brook

    Several Nieces and Nephews

  • National Diabetes Association


  • Memorial Visitation Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Time for Sharing Monday, February 4, 2019

James A. Butner Sr.

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Dave Bennett

February 3, 2019


Dale Howell

February 2, 2019

Jim was always a good friend, father and family man, US Marine. We had some great times growing up as kids, then we both took off through the military off on life’s journey’s his path came back to his home and now wonderful large family, but I knew I had that lifetime friend that when I came to visit would seem like we never parted as that life long friend! He had a warm heart and was always thankful for everything he had. Jim will be missed by all that we fortunate to have known him. God Speed Jim.

Gala Moseley

February 2, 2019

My family has dealt with Jim Butner Auto Sales for many years. He was such a kind, caring person, and will be dearly missed! May God be with his friends and family during this difficult time, and may he Rest In Peace!

Stephen Hamilton

February 2, 2019

One of the nicest men, I've ever known. Prayers to the Family, may the Lord comfort you in this time.

Tammy Foley

February 2, 2019

One of the nicest people I have ever sad to hear of his passing..prayers to the family and may he RIP..

Karol koehler

February 1, 2019

Sad to hear of Jim passing. Spend many hours with Jim and his dad. RIP

Patricia Ashenfelter

February 1, 2019

My condolences and prayers to the entire family of Jimmy Butner. What I knew of him was he was one of the sweetest people I have known. His smile light up the room. He was funny and so kind. He would have done anything for you and he will be truly missed.

All my love, his cousin Patty.