Rev. John Ruben Butler, Sr., 61

WILMINGTON — Rev. John Ruben Butler, Sr., age 61 of Wilmington passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

John was born in Wilmington on August 24, 1960. His parents were William Ruben Butler and Esther Coley Butler Hinnant.

John was currently serving as the Pastor at Federal Point Pentecostal Church on Piner Road in Wilmington. He had a strong testimony and witness for the Gospel of Christ, and enjoyed ministering to his church family through his musical talents. He was a member of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship in Wilmington and would minister through music at their meetings. He was also a professional pest exterminator working with Bug in a Rug Exterminators.

He is survived by his son, John Ruben Butler, Jr. and wife Sherry Butler, his grand daughters, Esther Faith Butler and Lila Brooks; brother William Graham Butler; and former wife Juiwanna Butler along with extended family members.

Memorial service plans are pending.

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