Baxter "Sonny" Butler Jr.NEWTONBaxter "Sonny" Cilley Butler Jr., 56, of Newton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton. Born April 28, 1958, in Catawba County, he was the son of Shirley Helton Butler and the late Baxter Cilley Butler Sr. Sonny was a 1976 graduate of Newton-Conover High School and founding member of Newton-Conover Youth Football League, where he coached the Wolverines for many years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Newton and had retired from Comm-Scope in Claremont.He is survived by his wife, Patsy Sharpe Butler, of the home; mother, Shirley Helton Butler, of Newton; three daughters, Bonnie Hefner and husband, Gary, of Catawba, Connie Little and husband, Jeff, of Newton and Gina Brown and Jeff Witherspoon, of Catawba; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Rodney Butler and wife, Hiroko, of Elon, Dennis Butler, of Florida and Bobby Butler and wife, Kelli, of Newton; a number of nieces and nephews; dear friend, Brian Campbell, of Newton; and two special dogs, Buddy and Baby.A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. at the Burke Mortuary Chapel in Newton with Dr. Ed Yount officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service Saturday, from 2 to 3:45 p.m. at the funeral home.Memorials may be made to Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.Visit www.burkemortuary.com to register your condolences online.Burke Mortuary in Newton is serving the Butler family.
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