Rodney Earl Butler

Published 9:25 am Saturday, April 30, 2022

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Rodney Earl Butler, 77, of Kitty Hawk, NC, passed away on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada of unknown causes.

He was born on January 5, 1945 in Portsmouth Naval Hospital and grew up in Chesapeake, Va. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1967. Rodney was a steel worker for many years until he retired.

He is survived by his son, Michael Butler of Suffolk, Va., two grandsons, Cody Michael and Dylan John, and two brothers, John Butler of Stumpy Point, NC and Billy Butler and wife, Cathy of Jacksonville, Fla. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marie Smith and Nelson Ward, his wife, Thelma, and son, John.

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Rodney’s first passion was gardening. He could turn a drab landscape into a beautiful masterpiece. His second passion was rescuing stray cats. He loved them like family and took care of them as such. His third passion was autos, classic and muscle cars. Rodney loved to go to Las Vegas and attend the Barrett-Jackson car show. He was a passionate person who loved life and people. He enjoyed talking with anyone about anything and everything. You could count yourself lucky to have known him. He was the most positive and giving person I have had the pleasure of knowing in my life. Rodney was a beautiful person, inside and out; he gave freely of himself and expected nothing in return. He will be missed by all who knew him.

At this time no services are planned.