Earl Reed Butler age 81 of Maryville passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021 at the family home. He was a member of Rocky Branch Bethel Baptist Church. Earl retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company and served in the United States Army. He was also an avid gardener. Preceded in death by: Wife, Bertha Butler; many brothers and sisters. Survivors include: Son & Daughter-in-law, Lloyd & Alison Butler; Daughters & Sons-in-law, Audrey & John Nichols and Lacey & Kenneth Beckham; 13 Grandchildren; Brother, Carl Butler; Sister & Brother-in-law, Rita & Richard McClanahan. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Earl’s memory to: Rocky Branch Bethel Baptist Church, 4502 Rocky Branch Rd, Walland, TN 37886. Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM, Monday, March 22, 2021 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Funeral service will be at 7:00 PM with Rev. Larry Teaster officiating. Family and friends will assemble for entombment at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Grandview Mausoleum Chapel. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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