Vincent Laurant Butler, Sr., 51, was born November 4, 1966, to the late Larry Gene Butler and Pastor Carol J. Hinton in Gary, In. He died on March 1, 2018, after an extended illness.
Vince was educated in the public schools of Ann Arbor, MI. He moved to Chattanooga in 1986 after meeting his future wife at Tennessee State University. He was employed by Orange Grove Center for 21 years as a Group Home Manager until his health began to deteriorate.
He was married to the “love of his life,” Natasha Yvonne Hunt, for 31 years. To their union were born three children: the twins, Vincent Jr., U.S. Navy, Chief Petty Officer, Groton, Ct . and other son, Vinese and Christopher. In addition to his three children, Vince is survived by two grandchildren, Mya Elizabeth Jeffries and Christopher Sylvester Duby; mother, Pastor Carol J. Hinton; brothers, Michael and Eric (Kirsten), Ann Arbor, Mi., and Larry, Chattanooga; aunts, Pastor Pamela A Branch, Grand Rapids; Pastors Beverly A. (Dave) Goolsby, Jackson, Mi.; Geraldine E. Davis, Chattanooga; Pastors Joyce F. (Cedric) Oliver, Gary, In.; and Sandra L. (Joseph) Cloud, Westland, Mi.; and uncle, Hampton Hinton, Gary, In., and a host of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 7, at 2 p.m. in the chapel. The family visitation will be held prior to the service at 1 p.m. at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.