BUTTS, Hershel Lee, age 82, of Mt. Juliet went to be with the Lord on September 7, 2021.
Mr. Butts was a Shriner clown for 20 years, he was also active in Masonic Lodge #411 in Gladeville. He was a lover of country/bluegrass music and had a new CD released just last week! He played on The Grand Ole Opry in the 1980’s. The guitar, fiddle, banjo, and mandolin were some of the instruments he played. “Uncle Hershel” was a master carpenter, artist, and songwriter who was always smiling and laughing. He was a kind, outgoing man who never met a stranger. A few interesting facts about Mr. Butts was he started a mushroom festival in Illinois, he sold Amish produce, and raised goats.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ethel Butts; son, Rodney Butts; sister, Eileen Qualls; brothers, Charles Butts, Frank Butts, Dale Butts, and Dwayne Butts. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mona Butts; children, Tammy (Rickey) Frasure, Laura Zomlot (Steve Tomlin), and Anita Heath; brother, Larry Butts; daughter-in-law, Lisa Butts; grandchildren, Mona Lisa Butts-Skrobe, (Patrick), William Butts, Becky Milliken (Edward), Melisa Brown, Timothy Kyle, Jennifer Stephenson, Cheryl (Jonathan) Eakes; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson; and scores of nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held on Sunday, September 12th at 3:00pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet. The interment will follow the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with Doug Wills, Troy Cantrell, Edward Milliken, Dakota Richardson, Glenn Allen and Rickey Frasure serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are: Masonic Lodge #411 in Gladeville and all of his numerous musical associates.
The visitation will be held on Sunday, September 12th from 12:00pm until time of service at 3:00pm.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com