US Navy

Carl Nathan Butler, Sr.

August 17, 1964 ~ June 11, 2019 (age 54)


t was a very special day, Saturday, August 17, 1964 in the United States as people were not only listening to Fingertips Pt. 2 by Stevie Wonder, Robert L. Butler, Sr. and Patricia Ann Owens Butler were welcoming their second beloved son, Carl Nathan Butler.

Carl attended Franklin D. Roosevelt High School where he fell in love with football.  Playing the position of center, Carl drove the "Mutangs" to many victories.  As many of you know, Carl's life today is still football with his love and passion for the Dallas Cowboys.  he was a true fan like no other ...In Carl's voice "Righteous"!

After graduating from high school, Carl joined and served within the United States Navy from 1981 to 1996 as a navigator for the USS Memphis.  The USS Memphis, a Los Angeles-class submarine, was the sixth shp of the United States Navy t be named for Memphis, Tennessee.  The contract to build her was awarded to Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company in Newport News, Virginia on 4 February 1971 and her keel was laid down on 23 June 1973.

While in the Navy, Carl met and married Wendee Wild, creating two beautiful children: Tiffany and Carl, Jr.  Carl's children are truly a reflection of the love he shared with Wendee.

Carl was employed at Samsung as an I.T. Technician for 10 years in Austin, Texas where he developed many great friendships and always kept everyone he worked with on their toes with his quick wit.  Carl's work ethics were unmatched by many.

The Reflections of Christ's Kingdom ATX, better known as the R.O.C.K. under the leadership of Dr. Charles A. Moody became Carl's spiritual home for over 30 years as he served his church with his expertise around video and sound.  Carl loved his church family and truly loved his pastor.  Carl knew the Bible and would always share the word with anyone and used it for many situations to help others grow.

Carl leaves to the uplift of his memory: his daughter, Tiffany . Butler-Reed (Regis), his son, Carl Nathan Butler II (D'Ashtreia); one granddaughter Navaeh R. Reed; four grandsons Kenneth M. Weatherspoon, Christian M. Reed, Carl N. Butler III, and Caiden D. Butler; three brothers Robert L. Butler, Jr. (Jhahbriel), Robert Sullivan (Debele and Khalil Salem (Jodie); six aunts, Alice, Cheryl Tammy, Verdell, Beverly and Brenda; one uncle Darry; and a host of family and friends that will cherish his memories for life.

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