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Davin W. Butler

May 19, 1967 ~ August 11, 2023 (age 56) 56 Years Old


Butler ~ Davin William Butler was born May 19, 1967, to David James Butler and Lillian Kee Butler.  He was an avaricious reader and learner.  Davin loved reading, especially about football, as he loved that game more than just about anything.  He could talk to just about anyone about players, teams and his own personal try outs with different organizations. “His” team, as it turned out, was the Oakland Raiders, going against the grain in his family of cousins and uncles who battled him with (shhh) the cowboys.  They loved the competition and frequently harangued each other by phone during game time.

Davin or “Billy” as family called him, was educated in the schools of Duval County, completing his high school in the U.S. Army.  He subsequently moved to Broward County and began working with the International Longshoreman Association 1416 until a disability impeded safety on the job.  Davin was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church, 210 NW 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Pastor W. J. Gaskins.

He was a jovial, friendly person, always willing to help anyone in need.  Everyone who knew him said he could walk into a room and light it up.  Davin was predeceased by his father, David Butler; brothers, James D. McDonald, Dayan W. Butler; grandparents, Walter Kee & Laura Kee-Phinx, William & Cornelia Butler; god family, The Bolers.  Davin is survived by his mother, Lillian Kee Butler-Humphrey (Minister Terence); sister, Sharon Norris; step-siblings, Terence S. Humphrey, Tiffany and Tiera Humphrey; uncles, Walter Kee III, Michael Kee, Donald C. Kee, Victor Kee (Jonica), Johnathan Kee (Nanette); aunts, Joyce Moore, LaMira Q. Honeywood, Clara Fluker (Willie), Lottie Harris, Nuquana McCoy, Felecia Cross (Charles), Lucretia Kee; god sister, Emya Rose Moore; special devoted cousins, DeWayne Keenon, Al Etheridge, Soleia Kee, Jon Kee, Willis Bruton, LaSandra Fluker; childhood friend, Melva Williams; faithful friend, Larry Hendrix; many friends in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, Florida; extended family and friends.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Davin William Butler, 11 AM Friday, August 25, 2023, at New Life Assembly Tabernacle, 7109 Richardson Road.   Visitation Thursday from 5 – 7 PM at The Soutel Chapel.  Because of the love of his family, arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Dr, 904.924.9400. 

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August 24, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Soutel Chapel
5065 Soutel Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32208

Funeral Service
August 25, 2023

11:00 AM
New Life Assembly Tabernacle Church
7109 Richardson Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32209


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