Kenneth Edward Butler


Mr. Kenneth Edward Butler, 68, husband of Kathleen Flatley Butler and a resident of Cape Charles, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk. Originally from Hazlet, N.J., he found the Eastern Shore to be his home after a tour at the Cape Charles Air Force Base in 1980. Mr. Butler was a proud retired veteran with an illustrious 23 year career in the U.S. Air Force, served over 15 years with the Northampton County Department of Social Services as an eligibility worker, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 56 in Cheriton. He had a passion for chicken farming, foreign languages of Korean and Russian, reading, and he was also an Eagle Scout and mentored many scouts as a Scoutmaster.

Mr. Butler is survived by the following to cherish his memory, unending wit, and loving heart: his beloved wife, Kathleen Flatley Butler; his three children from previous marriages, Benjamin Samson Butler (Kimberly), of Leesburg, Va., Jeanine Olivia Pike (Roger Jr), of Cape Charles, and Everett Randolph Butler (fiancé Aimee Burton), of Olathe, Kan.; his seven grandchildren, Cayela Butler, of Olathe, Kan., Benjamin Samson Butler Jr., of Leesburg, Va., Sean Pike, of Norfolk, Va., Allie Gaskin (Josh), of Savannah, Ga., Dustin Pike, Jeanette Pike, and William Pike, all of Cape Charles; his two great-grandchildren, Bobby and Jordan Gaskin, of Savannah, Ga.; a niece, Susan Ben-Zvy, ​a grandniece, Rachel Ben-Zvy, and a grandnephew, Josh Ben-Zvy, all of Eatontown, N.J.; and a host of other friends and family who loved him and were touched by his compassion, kindness, and understanding. He was predeceased by his loving family of his second wife, Bessie Jeanette Butler; his parents, Bradford and Mildred Butler, of Hazlet, N.J.; his brother, Bradford Butler (Jr.), of Falls Church, Va.; and his sister, Joan Snyder, of Eatontown, N.J.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 13, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore with Rawlings Scott officiating. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America, 1325 W. Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, TX 75038.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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