H.B. “Butch” Midgette Jr.

Published 10:29 am Saturday, January 23, 2021

October 15, 1946 – January 17, 2021

GARNER – H.B. “Butch” Midgette Jr., 74, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021.

A native of Dare County, Butch was born in Elizabeth City to the late Boyce and Shirley Midgette. Butch was a frequent visitor to his childhood community on Hatteras Island. He loved spending time with his family enjoying the beauty of the Outer Banks and the glow of the Hatteras Light. Butch was an avid NC State fan. Of all his favorite pastimes, Butch’s favorite was his family. His grandsons were the light of his life, and he cherished every minute spent with his boys.

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Anyone that was blessed to know Butch was a better person for knowing him. He was kind, loving, and giving. He had the patience of Job and a wonderful sense of humor. Butch was truly a joy to be around. Life here on earth is forever changed, but those left to cherish his memory are comforted by the knowledge that Butch is with Jesus and has been reunited with his wife and family members who have gone before him.

In addition to his parents, Butch was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Sherry Midgette; and brother, Joe Midgette.

He is survived by his daughters, Cindy Wilbur and husband, Skip of Garner, Carol “Carrie” Midgette of Garner; grandsons, Jacob and Josh Wilbur; his brother’s widow, Sharon Midgette of Garner; and a host of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Garner United Methodist Church. The family asked all attending the funeral to wear Wolfpack Red in honor of Butch. Private interment was held at Montlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Butch’s memory to Deaf Missions: 21199 Greenville Rd., Council Bluffs, IA 51503. Please include in the memo line of your check, “Butch Midgette.”

Arrangements are by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home of Garner. Online condolences may be made at www.bryan-leefuneralhome.com.

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