Maj. Christopher Paul Butler (USMC Ret.) passed from this life Saturday, December 22, 2007, at UTMB in Galveston.
Maj. Christopher Paul Butler (USMC Ret.)
Hayes Funeral Home
Born November 18, 1936 in Galveston, Maj. Butler was a career military man, having served in the US Marine Corps for almost 30 years. His medals and decorations included Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal w/2 Stars, Vietnamese Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, MC Expeditionary Medal, Navy Unit Citation, Silver Star, National Defense Service Medal, MC Unit Citation, Purple Heart, Armed Forces Expeditional Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Organized MC Reserve Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Meritorious Mast, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Commendation, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry Civic Action and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry Battalion Level. After his discharge in 1981, he began the ROTC at Willow Ridge High School in Missouri City and operated it until 1987. He was of the Catholic faith and has been a full time RV’r since 1994.
Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years, Lynn Butler; children, Smedley D. Butler of Wilmington, NC, Bonnie Blue Kennedy of Jacksonville, NC, Michael L. Butler of Houston; brother, C. J. Butler, Jr. of Galveston and 2 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2007, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home with Reverend Tom Ponzini officiating.
Graveside services with full military honors will be 9:00 a.m. Thursday, January 24th, 2008, at Arlington National Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, Hitchcock (409) 925-3501.
Those who wish may make memorials in the form of donations to the DAV, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Springs, Kentucky 41076.