March 18, 2019

Mr. Jacel Wilber Butler

Jacel-Butler-1484123212Mr. Jacel Wilber Butler, age 76, of Douglas, GA passed away early Monday morning, January 9, 2017 at Coffee Regional Medical Center, following a short illness.

Mr. Butler was born September 27, 1940 to the late Jim Merrill Butler and the late Clara Laverne Kent Butler.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Russell Butler.

In 2015, he retired from Elixir Industries after 29 years of service, where he was the manager of the Aluminum Extrusion Division.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Butler of Douglas, GA; one son, Michael (Rhonda) Butler of Douglas, GA; one daughter, Lydia (Dwayne) Stone of Douglas, GA; two sisters, Shelba Jean Hardeman and Linda Wylene Shellnutt both of Franklin, GA; one grandson, Christopher Lance Butler of Douglas, GA; two granddaughters, Jill Olivia (Curt) Summerlin of Atlanta, GA, Kayla Marie (Zack) Yawn of Hazlehurst, GA; one great-granddaughter, Olivia Clara Yawn of Hazlehurst, GA; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation and Memorial Services will be Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. at Ricketson Funeral Home in Douglas. Internment will follow at a later date.

Ricketson Funeral Home of Douglas, GA is in charge of the arrangements.


  1. Hate to hear that, we worked together at Franklin Aluminum and then spent lots of time having fun together, he could really sing. Prayers to his family.

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