OBITUARY: John (Jack) Butters

John Butters obit
John Butters obit

John (Jack) William Butters, of Roman Road, Moulton Chapel, died on July 2 in Pilgrim Hospital, Boston. He was 100.

Mr Butters was born in Tongue End to the late John and Mary Butters. He attended schools in Tongue End and Gosberton Clough.

He was a carpenter and wheelwright by trade and served his apprenticeship at Roe’s of Pode Hole, later working for Cyril Johnson and Pete Baxter as a carpenter.

During the Second World War he was commissioned to work at Rose Bros in Gainsborough where he made precision parts for the air force’s aircrafts.

Mr Butters had been a Methodist Sunday School superintendant and secretary at Gosberton Risegate and belonged to Moulton Chapel Friendship Club. He enjoyed whist, solo, bowls and football.

His wife Laura died four years ago and he was predeceased by his daughter Coleen Henley.

Mr Butters leave his daughter Janet Chamberlain, of Moulton Chapel.

A funeral service was held at Moulton Chapel Methodist Church on what would have been John’s 101st birthday.

Family mourners were Mr and Mrs J Chamberlain, Mr P Henley, Mr and Mrs M Henley, Rev and Mrs W Ruddle, Mr and Mrs B Richards, Mr and Mrs A Hogg, Miss S Henley, Miss J Henley, Miss S Henley, Joshua Ruddle, Hannah Ruddle, Luke Richards, Isabelle Henley, Mr and Mrs W Henley, Mrs A Wheatley, Mr H Haresign and Carol, Mr and Mrs K Haresign, Mr and Mrs J Starkey, Mrs M Brown, Mrs R Pridmore.