James Brooks Butterworth, 86 of Douglasville, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18. He was born Nov. 13, 1926 in Canton, GA, son of the late H. H. and Martha Coveney Butterworth.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Anitria Redd. Butterworth was a Navy Veteran serving his country during World War II. He received his Masters degree from Vanderbilt University and his teaching career spanned 35 years in Gwinnett, Gilmer and Union Counties, finishing his career in Cobb County. He coached high school sports for 10 years. He served as a deacon for many years and was very active in many church capacities and especially enjoyed outreach ministries. He was presently a member of Ephesus Baptist Church. He also loved gardening and was an avid sports fan.
He is survived by his beloved wife of more than 58 years, Evelyn Butterworth; son-in-law, Raymond Redd; grandson, Chris Redd and his wife Courtney; granddaughter, Hannah Redd; brother, Gene Butterworth; one niece and two nephews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. at Ephesus Baptist Church with Dr. Billy Godwin and Reverend Clifton Duvall officiating. Interment will follow at Kennesaw Memorial Park, Marietta.
Flowers accepted, but donations may be made in Butterworth’s memory to Ephesus Baptist Church Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, P. O. Box 280, Winston, GA 30187.
Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com.
Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246.