Hansel Butler

Hansel Butler

Hansel Eugene Butler, 73, of Laurel, passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 7, 2022, at his home.

He was born August 23, 1948, a son of the late Mason and Mable Charlton Butler.

Hansel was a man with a servant’s heart. He was the pastor of Nolen Pentecostal Church of God at Laurel for 41 years. Over the years, he delivered thousands of sermons and officiated numerous funerals, weddings, and baptisms.

A United States Army Veteran having served our country during the Vietnam War from 1968-1969. His honorable service was recognized with a Silver Star, Purple Heart, and Combat Infantryman Badge.

His biggest joy was hosting his fellow Vietnam Veterans on his family farm for an annual H-Troop Reunion. A weekend honoring their fallen comrades, others gone too soon, and sharing memories of a forever bonding brotherhood.

As a lifetime member of the Camp Dix community, he was always ready to help those in need.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years; Carolyn Moore Butler; two sons, Dean (Veronica) Butler of Portsmouth, Ohio, and Jacob Butler of Stendal, Indiana; one daughter, Olieda (Stephen) Swanson of Dublin, Ohio; two brothers, Forest (Evelyn) Butler of Vanceburg, and Lonnie Butler of Ray City, Georgia; two sisters, Barbara (Lowell) Kitchen of London and Imogene (Dale) Richmond of Olive Hill; and six grandchildren, Byron Butler, Brady Butler, Nathaniel Kamer, Emily Kamer, Tessa Butler, and Alyssa Butler. He will be missed by many family members, congregation, and fellow veterans.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Victoria Butler; three brothers, Norman Butler, Noah Butler, and Vinson Butler; and a sister, Rosetta Corns.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Nolen Pentecostal Church of God on Laurel Road (KY 1068) with Bro. Gary Payton and Bro. Timmy Sargent officiating. Burial will follow in Smith Gilliam Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Globe Family Funeral Chapel, 7975 Lower Kinney Road at Camp Dix, and after 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at Nolen Pentecostal Church of God.

Pallbearers will be Alex Wagoner, Robert Lykins, Lorne Nolen, Josh Stafford, Tim Jordan, and Kenny Thomas. The H-Troop will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Globe Family Funeral Chapel at Camp Dix is caring for all arrangements.

Condolences may be sent at www.globefamilyfc.com.