Obituary of John Paul Butler
John Butler, age 75, retired after 25 years with Lockheed Martin where he was a Principal Systems Engineer. He passed away peacefully at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital from complications due to advanced Parkinson’s Disease on 11 March 2019 at 4:00AM. John was surrounded by his wife Dolores Butler and his three caregivers, Bobby, Janet and Nakkita.
John was born at Eglin AFB Florida, on 5 February 1944. He grew up in Arizona where he attended ASU. He received a MA in Aerospace Management from University of Southern California. He later went into the Air Force through his college ROTC serving 11 ½ yrs. in the Air Force. He left the service as a Captain in Communications Engineering. John also served in the Air National Guard for 4 years in Maryland and earned the rank of Major before retiring from service duty.
He married Dolores Junya Paulman 7 months after meeting her at Beale AFB in California on 14 February 1970.
John is survived by his wife Dolores, his sister Jacqueline Butler Diaz, Lionel of Mesa, Az. and a niece Alena Grace Butler Diaz. He is predeceased by his parents, Paul Roland Butler and Pauline Faye Butcher Butler.
John is remembered for his wonderful sense of humor as he loved to make up jokes and make people laugh. He was also known for his kindness and devotion to his parents-in-law particularly as they aged. My father thought of John like his own son. John was also very creative and could do etching work, fine craftwork and could even design and create an entire kitchen or build a deck.
John was good at everything from sports to teaching and he loved to dance, especially to all the latest dances with his favorite being the Electric Slide. He did it better than anyone and lead others on the dance floor as they followed him. In music, his favorite song was “Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog.” John was patient, kind and never complained about his Parkinson’s condition as he only threw the trash can once across the room in frustration towards the end of his disease. He really could do anything and loved to help people. John was truly loved by all.
RIP my wonderful husband you will BE missed by ALL.
A graveside service with Air Force military honors will take place at Quantico National Cemetery on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm. It will be followed by a reception in the main ballroom at the Hidden Creek Country Club in Reston, Virginia. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.