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Melvin Charles Butler

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Melvin Charles Butler, 100, of Carlisle, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018. He was born on October 1, 1918 in Lurgan, Letterkenny Township, Franklin County and was a son of late Frank R. Butler and the late Ellen R. Bettinger Butler.

Melvin served during WWII from April 1941- May 1945 as a technical sergeant and gun mechanic in the United States Army in the South Pacific theatre. After his military service, he worked at the Carlisle Tire and Rubber Plant until 1950. From 1950 - 1972, he owned and operated Butler’s Garage. He was also employed at the Twin Gables from 1969 - 1983 as a diesel mechanic. After working at Shaffer Brothers as a parts distributor for 6 years, Melvin retired in 1990.

Melvin is preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Doris E. Dayworth Landis Butler, and first wife, May I. Calaman Butler, the mother of his children. He is also preceded in death by his brother Frank A. Butler Jr. and his daughter Evelyn R. Trimmer. He is survived by his brother Roy W. Butler of Newville; sister Doris E. Butler of Chambersburg; sons Lawrence M. Butler and family, Gerald L. Butler and family, and Dave Dick and family; daughter Diane M. Shunk and family; grandson Robert Trimmer; great-granddaughter Kirsten Trimmer; 4 great-great granddaughters; and numerous other family members, to include 3 stepsons and their families.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, 1921 Ritner Highway, Carlisle with Pastor Dale Barrick officiating.  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle is in charge of the arrangements.  www.Since1853.com.


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 Melvin was a character that I learned a lot from mechanics to life. I worked for him while in high school and the summer. Every time when I came home would visit. 50 Caddilac Coupe Devile he loaned me for the prom. God bless him.


Jim Chronister
I had the pleasure of knowing Melvin for four years. During that short time I got to know a kind hearted, funny, generous man...to listen to his stories was an honor. May God give Melvin's family and friends  the comfort and peace that they seek. Thoughts and prayers to all.

April Nelson
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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
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