John Elmer Butler, 67, of Ringgold, Georgia went home to be with the Lord Sunday, June 24, 2018. A lifelong resident of the North Georgia area, he was a member of Indian Springs Church of God and a former employee of Roper Corporation. He is preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Lee Raley Butler and father, John Aaron Butler. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Virginia Simerley Butler of Ringgold, GA.; three sons, Chris (Miriam) Butler of Rock Spring, GA., Thomas (Nicole) Butler of Ringgold, GA., and Mike (April) Butler of Ringgold, GA.; two sisters, Genitha Hixson of Ringgold, GA., and Teresa (John) Scott Conkle of Tunnel Hill, GA.; four brothers, Lamar (Judy) Butler of Rising Fawn, GA., Daniel (Becky) Butler of Cloudland, GA., Anthony “Tony) Butler of Soddy Daisy, TN and Jonathan (Rhonda) Butler of Ringgold, GA.; five grandchildren, Aaron, Zoey, Angel, Hunter, and K.G. Butler; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Indian Springs Church of God with Pastor Alex Lawhon officiating. Interment will follow at Payne’s Chapel Cemetery in Lookout Mtn, GA. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. at the church. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold, Georgia.