On May 5, 2020, an angel reached down and took Daniel Butler (Danny Boy) by the hand and said “Come with me, you are weary and burdened. It is time to take your rest”. God knew he was growing tired of the many hospital visits and sickness.
Danny Boy was born July 27, 1956 in Aiken, South Carolina. He was the youngest child born to the union of the late Daniel C. Butler and Ida Mae Robinson. He would never let you forget he was the “baby”.
Danny Boy was baptized at Young Storm Branch Baptist Church by the late Rev. R. V. Palmer in Langley South Carolina. He spent his early childhood in Langley where he attended Jefferson Elementary School. He moved with his mother and stepfather to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri where he attended Waynesville Junior High school. He later moved to Augusta, Ga. and graduated from Westside High School. He worked at Crown Cork & Seal Co for many years. He was also a supervisor at DHL where he worked until his health started failing.
When he was younger, he loved to play basketball. He was always challenging others to play with him. Danny Boy was knocked down a few times with his health. But, he didn’t let that stop him for having a good time. Even in his wheelchair, you could find him on the dance floor. He was always telling jokes and making you laugh. There was never a dull moment when he was around. He had a way of getting just about anything he wanted. Those of us who knew Danny Boy best, knows that he would cross that right hand over the left and look at you with those puppy dog eyes.
Danny Boy loved his children and grandchildren. He was so proud of “Little Danny” when he went off to college. He was looking forward to him graduating next year. He constantly talked about his daughter, Danielle, and all that she was doing for him. One thing for sure, she kept him with the latest cell phones. He loved to cook and was always having people over in his apartment for meals. Danny Boy truly had a zest for life and will be missed.
Danny Boy leaves to cherish his memories: daughter Keshauna Danielle Butler and son Daniel Moses Butler. Three grandchildren Davion Marquintez Bolden, Omari Naheim Davis, and Acyauna Dyneco Bolden. He also leaves to mourn three sisters: Merita B. Burney (Larry), Elaine Key (Douglas) and Pamela Butler; two brothers Col (R) Howard C. Butler (Scharletta) and Darrell Butler (Liz); Two Uncles: Howard R. Butler, and Altee Fonville (Doretha); Three nieces Tameka Chestnut, Nitasha Fleming (Antwone), and Ashley Butler; Three nephews: LaCharles Butler; Jovan Butler (Quinisha) and Larry D. Burney, Jr (LeMoni). He also leaves to mourn a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a community of friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Harold L. Butler and sister Coretta Butler. He will forever be missed for his spirit and will remain with us always.
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