Blair Edward Butler
August 29, 1960  -  January 25, 2019

Blair Edward Butler

Blair E. Butler passed away at his Baton Rouge home on January 25th of natural causes. He was born on August 29, 1960 and was 58 years old. He was a 1978 graduate of Belaire High School and attended LSU. Blair is best known for his friendly, engaging personality, infectious smile and natural strength and athleticism. He developed many lifelong friends and was loved by everyone he met. Blair was an avid sports fan, and his greatest passions were his sons, good southern cooking, and being on the water. Blair is survived by his loving sons, Austin Butler (wife, Sarah) of Houston and Zack Butler of Ruston; sister, Melanie Vannoy (husband, Mike) of Mandeville; and brother, Brian Butler (wife, Faye) of Houston. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and lifelong friends, whom he loved dearly. Blair was preceded in death by his parents, Marjorie Moise Butler and Dewey W. Butler; paternal grandparents, Helen Butler Liuzza and Collie C. Butler; and maternal grandparents, Mildred Yost Bruce and Harry E. Moise. Please visit the online guestbook.


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  1. Debe Goree
    Mount Calm, LA

    Blair will always be that sweet, goofy, good looking, always grinning “little brother” to me. I am so sad to hear of his passing. Sending lots of prayers & huge debehugs to his boys , Melanie & Blair..
    Thinking of all the great memories we shared growing up together....

  2. Nick Macaluso Jr.
    Livingston, LA

    So sorry to here about Blair he was my best friend and neighbor for a long time. So sorry for your Loss Braya

  3. Tamari Rushing Hood
    Ft. Myers, FL

    I pray you find peace and comfort in the memories you shared. Please accept my deepest condolences.

  4. Rob Shortess
    Baton Rouge, LA

    To the family of Blair,

    Our boys played baseball together on a team known as the Yankees. I had the opportunity to reconnect with Blair and it was truly a pleasure. It was self evident that he loved his sons and family without measure. Moreover, his graciousness and kindness to me and my sons will never be forgotten. Likewise, Blair was a major reason Belaire High School will always be fondly remembered by myself and many others. I’m sure that Blair is in heaven and at peace and I pray that you, his family, take comfort in that fact.

    Rob Shortess

  5. Mary Macaluso Carbo

    Melanie and Brian my thoughts and prayers are with your families in this time of sorrow. When I think of Blair he was always smiling.

  6. Ross Cutrer
    Amite, LA

    Brian, thinking of you , Austin, Zack and the rest of your family during this time of sadness. I have been friends with Blair for over 50 years and hold dearly all the memories and good times we shared. God bless and hope to see everyone soon. Ross Cutrer

  7. Tonni McCollister
    baton rouge, LA

    Brian, Melanie, Austin, Zack, and family,
    I am sorry to hear the news of your loss. I will remember Blair's "engaging personality and infectious smile." I will pray that you experience the unfathomable comfort of Jesus as you grieve. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Tonni McCollister
    Belaire "78

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