Charles Butler was born on August 11, 1931, to the late Connie and Horace Butler in Jersey City, NJ. Charles was the third of four children and attended James J. Ferris High School in Jersey City, NJ. He was a great sportsman who loved carpentry, football, boxing, and most of all running track for which he received many trophies, medals and awards. You wouldn't catch Charles missing a single "Mets" game, as they were his favorite baseball team.
At the early age of thirteen, Charles accepted Christ as his personal Savior with the Jerusalem Baptist Church in Jersey City, NJ, under Pastor James H. Richard. He loved singing with the junior choir with his soulful voice. In 2001, Charles converted his faith to the Seventh Day Adventist church and began attending in Hightstown, NJ, where he served as a faithful member who truly loved the Lord.
Charles entered his professional career as an air conditioning technician where he served with Emerson Quiet Cool for over 45 years. He was best known for his freelancing business as the "guru" of fixing air conditioners, as he kept his friends and family happy and cool during the hot summer months.
In 1951, Charles and Bette Love met, marrying soon after. Through that union, seven beautiful and loving children were brought into the world. Charles was a kind, considerate, and caring man who left his stamp on many hearts.
He leaves to celebrate his life with warm memories, his loving wife Bette L. Butler (A.K.A. Bo); four sons, Charles Butler, Bradley Butler, Courtland Butler, and Claude Butler; three daughters, Cheryl Johnson, Barbara Clark, and Constance Butler-Madden; two daughter-in-law’s, Gheya Butler and Kim Butler; twenty-one grandchildren, Aisha, D'Angelo, Aeirs, Reuben, Ciji, Bradley, Tequila, Tekarra, Tamara, Jasmine, Sonya, Walter, D'Wayne, Lee, Courtlanda, Claire, Courtland, Jamein, Twyla, Justice, William, Shakeerah, and Jefferey; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, William Butler II, and sister, Ana Dawson, and is survived by his sister Rosalie Moore.
Charles Butler. "Forever Missed...Forever Remembered...Forever Loved"
Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Hightstown, 116 Broad Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520.
Interment will follow in East Windsor Cemetery, East Windsor, NJ.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, October 1, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Simplicity Funeral and Cremation Services at Glackin Chapel, 136 Morrison Avenue, Hightstown, NJ.