Memorial Service Plans for Michael James Butler
The family of Mike Butler has released plans for a Memorial Service on Wednesday.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 @ 11:00 AM
Church of the Resurrection
3315 Greencastle Road, Burtonsville, Maryland 20866
The BVFD family knows “Butler” as the one-of-a-kind fireman who joined the Department on November 3, 2003 at the age of 16. He was a Junior Member eager to learn and become a real “firefighter”. He was an active and powerful force within our Department for over a dozen years and climbed on apparatus to respond to over 3,800 emergency calls. Social media has been flooded with remembrances of his impact on other BVFD Members. Although he officially left the BVFD in July of 2017, he is forever BVFD family and a true son of Burtonsville.
Butler was born on June 6, 1987 and attended Paint Branch High School. Butler is preceded in death by his father “Papa Butler”, Mr. James Butler who died in 2015. He is survived by his Mother Lorri and sister Michelle, along with other family and countless friends. Butler loved fishing, being out on a boat, anything John Deere, and his time with the BVFD as one hell of a genuine fireman.
Butler lived at Station 15 for multiple years, and once wrote… “My name is Mike, I grew up in Burtonsville Maryland. I live at the BVFD with 19 of my brothers and wouldn’t change it for the world.”
The Department is grateful for all the ways Butler served the community through the BVFD and we will never forgot the friendships established, family forged, and memories made.