Obituaries 3-7

Published: Friday, March 7, 2014 at 09:33 AM.

Albert Bullard Butler

Mr. Albert Bullard Butler, 76, passed away March 6, 2014. He was born June 27, 1937, in Panama City, Fla., to Albert and Edith Bullard Butler.

Mr. Butler was a lifelong resident of Point Washington. He was Methodist by faith and a member of the Point Washington United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He graduated from the University of West Florida receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and was a partner in Panama City with Saltmarsh, Cleveland & Gund Accounting.

Upon retirement he worked as a Realtor for 30A Realty and developed property in South Walton. He also worked with Van Ness Butler in contributing land for Habitat for Humanity, and they were instrumental in obtaining the purchase of additional land for Eden State Gardens and Grayton Beach State Park. He also served on the Board of Trustees at Okaloosa Walton Junior College. He enjoyed golf, fishing, and hunting.

Mr. Butler is preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 43 years, Ollie Sue Butler, his brother, Robert Butler, and step-daughter, Gayle Parker.   

Mr. Butler is survived by his daughter, Teressa Butler; son, Gid Godwin; step-brother, Jack Mattair; and grandchildren, Timothy Haney, Holley Haney and Lilly Deal.

A time of visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. March 10 at Point Washington United Methodist Church, 1290 North Highway 395 in Santa Rosa Beach.

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