Gary W Butcher, 80, passed away on August 25, 2020 in Haines City, Fl.
Gary was born on June 6, 1940 to Lynwood & Margaret Butcher in Alexandria, Va. He graduated from Franklin University in 1962 and soon thereafter moved to Colonial Beach where he owned property. He moved to Orlando, Florida in the early 70s where he owned a macramé shop in Orlando, worked as an accountant for the Sanford Naval Academy, spent many years working for The Citrus Club where he made lifelong friends, before retiring at the age of 66.
Gary was a devoted father, taking his sons on many cruises visiting almost every island in the Caribbean and giving them every opportunity in life that he could. A connoisseur of wine and avid lover of cars, he will be remembered for his handwritten Christmas cards and his deep and genuine desire to help anyone he could. He is survived by his two sons, Steven Butcher and Gary Butcher, Jr. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all those who knew him.
It is with regret that due to current social restrictions we are unable to hold a service in memoriam. A small family gathering will be held in Virginia, we request in lieu of flowers, a contribution be made in his name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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