Willie Howard Butler

October 28, 2019

CHARLOTTE - Willie Howard Butler

Wil Butler passed away peacefully on October 28, 2019 at his home.  He was born in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina on March 27, 1950.  At the time of his death, Wil was president of Executive Hunt Group. 

Wil was preceded in death by his father.  He is survived by his mother, Minnie Gertrude Butler, and a host of cousins and fast friends.  A Memorial Service to celebrate Wil’s life will be held at Myers Park Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Wil’s memory to Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, Charlotte, NC; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.


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  • Howard Cook

    It is hard to find out from my family members who just found out late last night that a friend has passed away almost six months ago. The person who found out was just by trying to reach Will to wish him a Happy Birthday on the 27th of March. Not only that but Will was his oldest son Godfather. We all grew up together in Stamford, CT and Wil had plenty of friends that still don't know he has passed on. Sad. Good brother, good times and not knowing in time is hard. I live in NC and if I would have known when he passed would have been at his service.
    People don't be a ghost to people you grew up with. Nothing changes true friends. Stay in touch.

  • Lynn and Ed Boger

    We were so sadden to lose our neighbor, Will. He would always stop and speak as he rode down the street or in the grocery store. Going to miss him but hope he is celebrating in heaven

  • Donna Brawley

    I knew Wil years ago as a business associate but lost touch after I retired and sold my business. I am saddened to learn of his passing but trust he is celebrating in Heaven and singing with the angels with his beautiful baritone voice. Rest in Peace, Wil.