Gilbert Lamar Butts, 62 of West Palm Beach, FL, went home to be with the Lord at his residence.
He was born to the parentage of the late Valdees Butts and the late Emmitt Neal in Hartford, AL.
Gilbert was educated in the public schools of Geneva County, AL and graduated from Hartford High School in the class of 1969, and Troy State University in 1987.
He served in the United States Army from May 15, 1973 and was honorably discharged in May 31, 1995.
Mr. Butts was employed as a corrections officer at GEO South Bay Correction Facility as a lieutenant.
He leaves to mourn his passing as well as celebrate his homegoing: children, Stacey Ramsey (John), Daleville, AL, Eunice Washington (Wendell), Ft. Benning, GA, Gilbert Butts (Taleen), Ft. Knox, KY, Jeanee Jones (Derek, West Palm Beach, FL, Tracey Thomas (Richard), Daleville, AL, Gilford Butts (Shirley), Enterprise, AL, Virginia McCray, West Palm Beach, FL, Kennith Burgess (Robyn), West Palm Beach, FL, Shana English, West Palm Beach, FL, Helen Owens, Dallas, GA and Bernest Thomas, Kansas City, MO; siblings: Phillip Butts, Tampa, FL, Wyndell Gilliam, West Palm Beach, FL, Elaine Neal, Donna Neal, Faye Neal and Steve Neal, all of Hartford, AL; godchildren: Tina Williams (Enterprise, AL, Jermey Williams, Bellwood, AL, Bernard Owens (Dawn), Dallas, GA, Reginal Lorrick, Montgomery, AL, LaKadia Gilliam, McDonough, GA, and Wyndell Gilliam, West Palm Beach, FL; 25 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives including nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Services: Visitation will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013 from 5-7pm at Shiloh Family Worship Center in West Palm Beach, FL and a home going celebration will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013, 12 O'clock Noon at the church with Pastor A.J. Wright officiating.
Burial will take place at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, FL on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 11:15am.
Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of Thorne's Mortuary in Stuart, FL.