Fallen Hero: 1SG Thomas Butts


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Riemann Family Funeral Homes

11280 Three Rivers Road Gulfport, MS
(228) 539-9800


9:00 am – 10:00 am
Riemann Family Funeral Home – 3RR
11280 Three Rivers Rd.
Gulfport, Mississippi


Funeral Service
10:00 am – 10:45 am
Riemann Family Funeral Home – 3RR
11280 Three Rivers Rd.
Gulfport, Mississippi

Committal Service
11:00 am – 11:25 am
Floral Hills Memorial Gardens
Carl Leggett Road
Gulfport, Mississippi



Mr. Thomas Oren Butts, age 84 and a resident of Gulfport, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018 in Gulfport, MS. He was born in Union, MS in 1934.

Mr. Butts served in the US Army during the Korean War and retired from the Army National Guard after over 30 years of service.  During his service he received the following awards: National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal (Korea), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

He also retired from the Gulfport VA Hospital after 48 years of service.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford Butts and Alberta Pauline Daniels Butts; and two sisters, Cherry E. Jones and Dot Calcote.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley Chaffin Butts; one daughter, Cynthia Levins and her husband Leslie; one son, Cliff Butts and his wife Nanette; six grandchildren, Thomas Andrew Butts, Nathaniel Levins, Julie Rossie, Freddie Stienwinder, Beth Pociask, Johnathan Levins; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 10 AM at RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 11280 Three Rivers Road, Gulfport, MS. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Interment will follow the services at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.

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