Kenneth Butler


Mr. Kenneth Wayne Butler, 75, of Chincoteague Island  passed away on  March 3, 2023, at his residence.   

He was born on Wallops Island on Jan. 21, 1948, to the late Rupert Lee and Norma (Hancock) Butler.

He was a member of Union Baptist Church.  He was one of the first surfers on Chincoteague and took Sprong under his wing.

  Kenneth is survived by his three children, Eric Butler of Rhode Island, Denise Peterson of Rhode Island, and Chris Butler of North Carolina; two sisters, Ruthie Grundman and her husband Bruce of Neenah, Wis., Lynn Matthews and her husband Donnie of Chincoteague; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister-in-law, Donna Silvia of Somerset, Mass.; best friend, Jerry Dean of Georgia; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Cheryl Silvia Butler. 

Memorial services were held on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 2 p.m. at the Salyer Funeral Home Inc., Chincoteague, with the Rev. Kevin Eley officiating.

Services were entrusted to Salyer Funeral Home Inc. on Chincoteague. Condolences may be made online at

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