Oral "Butch" Butcher

Oral Ferrell Butcher ("Butch"), age 88, of Vienna, VA, passed peacefully at home on April 7, 2022. Loving husband of 53 years to Rita Ann (Hornyak), father of daughter Laura Mack (spouse Lydell Mack) of Georgia and son Matthew Butcher (spouse Gabrielle Butcher) of Vienna, Virginia. Butch also leaves behind three cherished grandchildren: Olive, age 13, Xavier, age 6, and Zachary, age 4.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2022, from 10:30 am - 11:30 am at St. Mark Catholic Church, 9970 Vale Road, Vienna, Virginia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated following the visitation. Burial immediately following at Quantico National Cemetery at 1:45 p.m. Donations in Butch's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

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  1. My sincere condolences to the Butcher family and their loved ones.  As a good friend of his daughter, I came to know Mr. Butcher over the course of 30+ years, as an awesome dad who provided well for his family, always smart, witty and with a “can do” attitude – similar attributes of his daughter.  I always think of Mr. Butcher as the strong man who helped move us from one apartment to another back when we were in our early twenties.  He literally carried an entire sofa on his back!  Thinking back now, I realize he was well into his 50s at that time. I remember being astonished how he did that!  I will truly miss seeing his welcoming smile at the Butcher home. Rest in peace Mr. Butcher, the legacy of your beautiful family continues on. God bless you! Veronica Cannon

  2. My sincere condolences to the Butcher family and there loved ones. I take watercolor lessons with Rita Ann, having been introduced to the Butcher family about 8 years ago by my brother and sister in law, who are their neighbors, when I started taking an interest in Art. I have memories of coming to the house and talking to Butch or catching them outside walking their dog or just on a walk when I came to see my family. He would often be outside mowing the lawn or some other outside activity even just a few years ago. I will miss seeing Butch when I come to see Rita Ann. Rest in Piece Butch.

  3. Sincere condolences to the Butcher family. I was lucky enough to know and spend time with Mr. Butcher after meeting his son in middle school. Matt quickly became one of my best friends and I ended up spending a lot of time around the Butcher home. Mr. Butcher was a kind, wonderful person with a great sense of humor. As a loving father, he was always giving to his family and friends and he was like a second dad to me. He took Matt and me fishing, he took us skiing (my first time), invited me to family vacations to the beach and he was also my soccer coach. I will always think of him fondly and will cherish the memories. Rest in peace Mr. Butcher. -Mark Gahagan

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