Albert Philip Butler
New Orleans, LA- Albert Butler, 83, passed away peacefully on February 27th, 2023. Albert was born in New Orleans and was raised by close relatives, Walter and Helen Butler. Albert lived the majority of his childhood in Tallulah, Louisiana where he attended Tallulah High School.
Albert met his lovely wife Barbara Butler at 17 years old and they were married in New Orleans in 1961.
Albert loyally served our country in the U.S. Air Force. His love for flying led him to a career as a flight engineer, flight instructor, and agriculture pilot. He continued flying as a hobby and enjoyed the camaraderie he found in the flying community.
Pop had an infectious smile and an unforgettable laugh. With a great sense of humor, Albert was a joy to be around. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Barbara and most often took the back roads to “enjoy the view” of the country he served and loved.
Albert, also known as Pop/Poppa/Grandpa, will be greatly missed. He is survived by his son Albert P. Butler Jr. and wife Christine P. Butler of Bossier City, LA.; his daughter Monique Rutherford and husband Tim Rutherford of Nesbit, MS.; daughter Renee Kaufman and husband Herb Kaufman of New Orleans, LA and his siblings William “Peck” Butler (Barbara) Butler of Belle Chasse, LA and Kay Butler of Panama
He is predeceased by his son Walter A. Butler and his loving wife Barbara Butler.
Albert is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, Nikki and Matt Buckle, Shelly and Mike Clopper, Shelby and Elliot Broger, Phoenix Butler, Zoe Butler, Kegan and Jordan Smallwood, Logan Kaufman, and Samantha Rutherford.
Albert also leaves behind his four great-grandchildren, Lucie Smallwood, Josiah Smallwood, Kaden Clopper, and Sadie Clopper.
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