September 25, 1951 ~ December 24, 2018

Born in: Denver, Colorado
Resided in: Denver, Colorado

EARL MELVIN BUTCHER, aka Earl the Pearl the Mechanic, Bro’, Dad, Pops, was born September 25, 1951, and raised in Denver, Colorado by his loving parents, Charles and Harriet Butcher. He was the youngest of three children.

Earl learned of God, attending Sunday School, VBS and then accepting Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of 12 being confirmed here at Peoples Presbyterian Church. Earl was educated in Denver Public Schools; Columbine Elementary, Cole Junior High, graduating Manual High School class of 1970. Although he would spend weeks in the hospital with asthma, he enjoyed athletics. His activities included cross-country, swimming, and track – lettering and selected for M-Club. Members of this elite group stressed good sportsmanship, character, and fellowship. He was a member of Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), a career and technical student organization, he competed in events, focusing on business principles. He continued his education at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado majoring in business.

October 29, 1977, Earl married Linda and to their union, they were blessed with two children, Marcus and Alexandria who he was proud of and always kept in his heart. Throughout his life, he remembered and cherished his children. Earl’s life calling was a mechanic; he was very handy, he could fix anything. He spent his childhood taking things apart -putting them back together again. Can he fix it? Yes, he can. No task was too large or too small; he would diagnose, problem solves, and work through it, in all seasons.

Earl’s primary employers include Bill Ross Automotive; Lowry AFB shop as a Master Mechanic, helping enlisted and NCO’s maintain their personal vehicles; Denver Public Schools at the Hilltop shop; USPS on Quebec; and Subaru dealership on Havana. Eventually an entrepreneur, doing his best in the wake of transitions of society from bargaining units and union sympathizers being starved out; impacting the way he took care of his lifestyle. He fought the good fight, he finished the race, he kept the faith.  2 Timothy 4:6-8.

Earl Butcher is also preceded in death by his parents, Charles Butcher, Sr. and Harriet Butcher. He leaves to cherish his memory: his children, Marcus of Studio City, CA and Alexandria of Yorba Linda, CA along with grandson Riley; brother Charles of St. Croix USVI, sister Angela (Thomas) Reid; stepmother Whitney Butcher; aunts Mary Butcher, Gladys Kemp, Clarice Lee, Authoree Wilson, Berteal Greene, Mercy Butcher, Geraldine Spears, and Arletha Butcher; Uncle Lawrence; Linda Butcher; and a host of cousins and friends.


Visitation: January 5, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

People's Presbyterian Church
2780 York Street
Denver, CO 80205


Funeral Service: January 5, 2019 11:00 am

People's Presbyterian Church
2780 York Street
Denver, CO 80205


Reception: January 5, 2019 1:00 pm

People's Presbyterian Church
2780 York Street
Denver, CO 80205


Private Cremation:

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220

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  1. From Cousin Nora Robinson, friend John Robinson, Gwen Farnsworth and Family – We will miss this sweet soul who we cherished in our family. Although our hearts are broken for his daughter and son and Angie and Chuck we know he is in a better place. Absent from the body and present with the Lord

  2. To Angie and Chuck and to Earl’s son and daughter,
    I know you will miss this sweet soul as we all will miss his humor, his directness and his willingness to always help. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Nora Robinson
    John Robinson
    Gwen Farnsworth and Daughters

  3. To the Family, so sorry for your loss. Hope you will be comforted in knowing that Earl has the prospect of being resurrected, healthy (in the flesh), to Paradise Earth just as Jehovah God has promised. In fact , the vast majority will enjoy everlasting life right here on earth as God had intended from the beginning. God’s Kingdom will do this under the rule of Jesus Christ. READ John 5:28, 29, Job 14:14, 15,Psalms 37:29,Matthew 6:9,10, Matthew 5:5 and Revelation 21:2-4 Go To: JW.ORG

  4. To the Butcher family-
    He was The best mechanic in the world and we loved his great sense of humor. He was a great family friend and will be missed dearly.
    The Lord said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
    John 14:27 KJV

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.
    When we are grieving the loss of a loved one, we can find comfort from the scriptures. I found a couple
    scriptures at
    Psalm 55:22 promises that God will sustain us if we just throw our burdens on him. So we need to
    remember to pray.
    I look forward to seeing Earl in the resurrection when he will again be enjoying friends/family. (John
    I hope these scriptures bring you as much comfort as they bring me.

  6. Saddened to learn of Earl’s passing. We have known Earl and his family for many many years. Earl was one of the nicest guys in Denver and will be missed. May he rest in peace.

  7. My sincere sympathy to the Butcher family.

    He will always be known to me as Mr. Duty. A beloved name given to him by myself and Joey. He was our Best Man at our wedding. We have so many great memories of our friend.
    May God be with you always.

  8. He was my brother from another mother. Mr Duty was my best man at me and Renee’s wedding. I will miss him very very much. We had so many fun times to gather. God has called him home. Love you Bro.

  9. My heart goes out to you, family. The comfort to our hearts, is that he and David are present with the Lord.

    To the children and immediate family, I love you all and may God grant you comfort and His peace that surpasses our understanding.

    God bless, keep and prosper you all.

    Much LOVE.

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