Alfred Earl Butler Sr.
Alfred Earl Butler Sr. transitioned from this earth and ascended to heaven on Thursday, October 1, 2020, after battling a lengthy illness.
Alfred, affectionately known as "Big Al" to most, was born June 3, 1952 in Trinity, Tx. to John and Odessa Butler. Alfred was raised in Galveston, Texas, where he attended public schools, and graduated from Galveston Ball High School in 1970, where he also met his soul mate, the love of his life and future wife, Glenda Carrier Butler.
He was a hardworking, family- oriented man who always made sure his family was his number one priority. He led his family by example and has also instilled those precious values into his children and grandchildren. He retired from Dow Chemical after thirty plus years of service.
Alfred was a loving husband to his late wife, and a wonderful father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He had a larger than life personality and loved to live life to the absolute fullest. He was always the life of the party, and was a very proud man who always put his family first. He loved to cook, listen to music, dance and spend quality time with his children, grandchildren, and family. His grandchildren, whom he cherished immensely, were his pride and joy.
Alfred Earl Butler Sr. is preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Sue Butler, mother, Odessa Saldana Butler, father, John Butler, and his brother John L. Butler Sr.
He leaves to cherish his love and legacy; daughters, Leatrice A. Butler and Alkesa Hypolite (Vincent); and only son, his namesake, Alfred Earl Butler Jr. (Zonia); loving siblings; Paul Butler Sr.(Florence), Jimmy Butler, Rodney Butler(LaTrina), David Butler(Rosa), Elizabeth Ann Butler, James Butler (Olivia), and Thaddeus Butler (Doris). He also leaves behind a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.
Special thanks to Dr. Godinich and all of the hard-working staff at Sandcastle Dialysis Clinic.
Our father was truly one of a kind. Words cannot express how sorely he will be missed; his spirit will live on within our hearts. He will always and forever be our hero.
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 9th, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:00pm at Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City. A Celebration of Life will start promptly at 2:00 pm, with Rev. Randall officiating. There will be a private burial ceremony that will be held at a later date for the immediate family.
At the families request, please wear masks.