Joshua Cole Butler, age 29, graduated to his home in Glory at 2:30 a.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010.

    He died from cancer at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas.

    He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 3, 1980, to Dale E. and Suzette Brown Butler. Both parents survive him. Joshua had been an employee of Kohler Co. for about five years, at the time of his death. He loved to play the bass guitar, and he liked to read.

    He is survived by two brothers and their wives, Dace and Amie Butler of Mobile, Ala. and Jonathon Chad and Amanda Butler of Early, Texas. He also has one sister April Dawn Butler of Abilene, Texas. Joshua left behind four nephews: Dillon and Brandon Butler and Dace Eric and Jackson Butler. He also left behind two sets of aunts and uncles, Gail and Larry Spencer of New Braunfels, Texas and Lou and Petie Graham of Milano, Texas. He also had many cousins and their children. Joshua had special friends he especially loved, Will and Megan Pritchett, of San Angelo and Deanna Lewis of Canada.

    He is preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Woodrow Nelson and Ella Mae Deeds Brown, and both paternal grandparents, Elmer Peddle and Louise Marie Davis Butler.

    Services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 12, at Heartland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Cox Cemetery in McCulloch County. The family will receive friends 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Wayne Horton of Levelland will be officiating.

    In lieu of flowers memorials my be made to New Horizons, 500 Chestnut. Suite 1101, Abilene, TX 79602.

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