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Gregory Butcher

August 27, 1954 ~ April 21, 2024

Gregory “Greg” Dean Butcher, of Lakewood Park, Ft. Pierce, Florida, slipped peacefully into eternity with his family by his side on April 21, 2024.
He was born in Robinson, Illinois to Max and Dorothy Butcher, both who preceded him in death. He lived in Lakewood for the past 34 years, moving from his hometown. He was a 1972 graduate of Robinson High School. Greg then was joined happily in marriage to his longtime love, Beth Sulawske. They shared 41 years together.
Greg was the second of four children. His younger sister remembers a loving and protective older brother who spent many hours entertaining and playing with his two much younger siblings. He began working at 16 at a local gas station doing light maintenance and general mechanic work on vehicles. A love of cars, especially Corvettes, remained with him his entire life. He started an apprenticeship with Local 136 in Evansville, Indiana in 1974 and became a pipefitter welder. This was a profession he followed many years. After his move to Florida, he continued his education and went to Indian River Community College and graduated in 1993 with an Associate in Science. This led to a career as a computer draftsman. He finished his employment career at Indian River Medical Center, as head of HVAC department.
Greg enjoyed many different activities. Motorcycles, boating and fishing among them, but his first and dearest passion was for the Corvette. He had the opportunity to own 18 throughout his life, having 3 at one time while still in Illinois. This love led him and Beth to be Charter members of the Indian River Corvette Club they helped established in 1998. Many countless happy hours have been spent enjoying the numerous trips, dinners, and tours shared with the club.
While Corvettes were a passion, his true love after Beth, his wife was always his first, were his dogs. Dogs had always been in his life, receiving his first as a gift when he was 5. Throughout his life he was never without one or two of these precious companions. After his move to Florida, Dobermans and Rottweilers became his focus. He usually had two well trained dogs by his side. They brought joy to everyone that entered his home.
Greg will be missed by a host of friends, being active in the Corvette Club and the Moose Lodge 248.
He is survived by his wife, Beth Butcher; his dogs, Bear and Roxie; his sister, Sherry McKee; his sister, Tina Dennis (Danny); a sister-in-law, Lori Tracy; brother-in-law, Bruce Sulawske (Kim); two aunts and an uncle; several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Max and Dorothy Butcher; younger brother Brice Butcher; a brother-in-law, Gary McKee.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dogs and Cats Forever,, or Humane Society of Vero Beach, Arrangements are under the direction of Millennium Cremation Service. Condolences may be shared online at


Michelle Ward-Wilson

April 26, 2024, 6:41 pm

Beth, I am so sorry. You & Greg have always been so kind. My prayers are with you friend.

Holly Perloff

April 28, 2024, 5:56 pm

Beth, With heartfelt condolences to you and the family; wishing you as much peace as possible during this difficult time. Greg will live on in you heart and in your beautiful memories. Greg was a great guy and will be missed.

Holly Perloff

April 29, 2024, 11:51 am

Deepest sympathy to you and your family. True love never dies, it lives on in our hearts forever.

Sharon Lee Lee

April 29, 2024, 2:42 pm

To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord! And we can say he’s dancing and enjoying his new location. Ms. Beth in 2 Timothy 4:7 ” I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. We do wish you well, and you and your family, and in our prayers for strength.

Mark Santiago

April 29, 2024, 4:41 pm

My deepest condolences to you and your entire family. My prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

Marcia Heffelfinger

May 1, 2024, 12:08 pm

Beth, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you that God would bring you peace and comfort today and in all the days to come.

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