David Lee Butler , VRHS Class of 1972

David Lee Butler passed away on January 7, 2021 after a long illness surrounded by his loving family, God sent his angels to escort our beloved David Lee Butler (affectionately known as "Uncle Buck") home to be with the Lord.

David was born on September 10, 1952 in Albany, NY to the late Fannie Beatrice Butler and the late Tony Jacob Butler.

David was educated in the Rensselaer City School system. After high school he then enlisted in the United States Navy and served his Country as a Seaman. After returning home from service, he was a self-employed contractor.

David loved his family and enjoyed telling funny stories to keep everyone laughing. His infectious laugh touched everyone. He was a huge martial arts fan. And, loved hanging out with his dog Angel. He will be missed by all.

David is survived by his children Zachary Butler, Kyron Howard, David Sherrod, Jermaine Williams, Bianca Hindes and Jennifer Butler, his grandkids, great grandkids, his siblings Shihan Tony Butler, Jr. (Linda), Howard E. Butler, Anne Brunson, Rita A. Butler, Faye A. Butler and Rev. Arthur Lee Butler, along with a host of nieces, nephews and close friends.

Proceeding him in death are his brothers Earnest Venable, James T. Venable, Nathaniel Butler, Joseph Butler; his sisters Carrie R. Venable, Lillie Venable-Whitted, Marie Venable Jones, Nannie Bell Green and Irene Butler.

Calling hours for David were at New Comer Cremation & Funerals, Colonie, NY. Interment followed in Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

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