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Thomas Allen Butler, 64, Waldorf

Thomas Allen Butler, 64, of Waldorf died Dec. 4, 2012.

Born Dec. 28, 1947, in Hughesville, he was the son of the late Mary Elizabeth Butler and the late Joseph Butler.

Mr. Butler was educated in the Charles County public schools. He owned and operated Happy Transportation for more than 30 years. He was employed with Charles County Parks and Recreation for more than 35 years. He was an avid Washington Redskins fan. He loved spending time with his family and friends, listening to music, dancing, playing bingo, traveling, bowling and planning and hosting cabarets.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Tyrel Allen Jr.; brothers, William Butler, Michael Butler, John B. Butler and Joseph Brown; and sister-in-law, Rebecca Butler.

He is survived by his children, Melissa and her husband Jeffrey Washington, Cynthia and her husband Joseph Douglas, Tauwanna Wade, Shannon and her husband William Fenwick, Tousha Wade-Richards and her husband William Richards, Ronald Wade, Zachary Wade, Tomeka Wade, Brittany Wade and Keyona Wade; siblings, Richard Butler, John W. Butler, Ann Butler, Mary Helen Butler, Mary Lucille Matthews, Pauline Butler, Lucille Butler, Doris Ann Butler, Theresa Ann Mitchell and Mary Rose Butler; sisters-in-law, Agnes Curtis, Annie Jenkins and Sis Jennifer; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; cousin, Diane Reeves Briscoe of Charlotte Hall; and friends, Raymond Douglas, Irvin Thompson, Boze Chase, Jimmy Lee Gray, Charles Shanks, Barbara Wade and Ruth Neal.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Dec. 12 at St. Mary’s Bryantown Catholic Church, Bryantown. Burial wil take place at the church cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home, Waldorf.