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Drew Butler

August 15, 1962 — February 13, 2015

Orlando

Drew Kendall Butler, age 52, left his earthly body bound for Glory on Friday February 13, 2015 after an 18-month battle with malignant metastatic melanoma. He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Carolyn Butler of Ocoee and they surely welcomed him with open arms.
Born in Orlando, Drew lived most of his life in Ocoee. He was an avid fisherman and loved to golf. He was an outstanding baseball player. He always said some of the best times of his life were spent on a baseball field. His 1979 year of Warrior Varsity Baseball were very special times with special people that were in his heart always. His love of the game eventually led him to coaching Little League, where he helped shape countless young lives. Just being outdoors made him happy. He never met a stranger and had one of the kindest hearts around. His battle with melanoma fortified his faith and his desire was that his journey be an education and encouragement to others about the dangers of skin cancer.
Drew is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Julie Jackson Butler, two children, J. Kendall and Justin Carter, sister Kim (Frank) Morris, brothers Davy ( Lisa) Butler and Kevin (Joanna) Butler, life-long friend Jeff Whitehead, adoring in-laws Joyce and Larry McWilliams, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many nieces and nephews, including Kelton Butler, who was one of his favorite fishing buddies.
Visitation is set for Friday February 20, 2015 from 6pm-9pm with a Memorial Service on Saturday February 21, 2015 at 11am. Both will take place at First United Methodist Church Winter Garden, 125 N. Lakeview Ave, Winter Garden, FL 34787
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Drew's honor to either the Ocoee High School Drama Troupe #6893, 1925 Ocoee Crown Point Parkway, Ocoee, FL 34761 or the Jimmy Crabtree Cancer Fund, checks made out to First United Methodist Church and designated JCCF, 125 N. Lakeview Ave, Winter Garden, FL 34787.
Please visit www.AimatMelanoma.org to learn more about Melanoma.
Services entrusted to Collison Carey-Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden, FL

Visitation


First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden
125 N. Lakeview Ave
Winter Garden, FL  34787
Friday, February 20, 2015
6-9pm

Service


Funeral Service

First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden
125 N. Lakeview Ave
Winter Garden, FL  34787
Saturday, February 21, 2015
11am

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Friday, February 20, 2015

6:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden

125 N Lakeview Ave, Winter Garden, FL 34787

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

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First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden

125 N Lakeview Ave, Winter Garden, FL 34787

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