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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 Joseph Butler.
He was educated in Charles County public schools.
He owned and operated Happy Transportation, a transportation business, for more than 30 years. He was employed with the Charles County Department of Parks and Recreation for more than 35 years. He was a Washington Redskins fan and loved spending time with family and friends, listening to music, dancing, playing bingo, traveling, bowling and planning and hosting cabarets.
He was the father of Melissa Washington (Jeffrey), Cynthia Douglas (Joseph), Tauwanna Wade, Shannon Fenwick (William), Tousha Wade-Richards (William), Ronald Wade, Zachary Wade, Tomeka Wade, Brittany Wade and Keyona Wade; He was the brother of 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; and brother-in-law of Agnes Curtis, Annie Jenkins and Sis Jennifer. He is also survived by a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; dear relative, Diane Reeves Briscoe of Charlotte Hall; and friends Raymond Douglas, Irvin Thompson, Boze Chase, Jimmy Lee Gray and Charles Shanks, Barbara Wade and Ruth Neal.
He was preceded in death by his son, Tyrel Allen Jr.; four brothers, William Butler, Michael Butler, John B. Butler and Joseph Brown; and a sister-in-law, Rebecca Butler.
The family will receive friends today, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Bryantown Catholic Church in Bryantown. Interment will take place at the church cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home in Waldorf.