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Kristopher Lewis Butler

Kristopher Lewis Butler

Kristopher Lewis Butler, 21, of Eagle Point, Ore., died Sunday, August 29, 2010, as a result of injuries sustained in a single car motor vehicle accident in Klamath County.

Kristopher was born on October 7, 1988, in West Germany to military parents, Gloria and Arthur Butler. He attended Eagle Point schools and graduated from Eagle Point High School in 2007, where he participated in a number of athletic activities, including football, basketball and track. He was most currently a three-year member of the Southern Oregon Renegades, a semi-professional football team after having served a one-year stint with another semi-professional team, the Klamath Falls Crusaders. Kristopher's ambitions included completing his education and becoming a physical therapist specializing in sport injury.

Affectionately called Boobie Miles, or Skittlez, Kristopher was passionate about his family and friends as well as his love of sports. His warm, bright smile was known to light up a room and his care and concern for others was evident by the number of lives he touched during his short life.

Kristopher is survived by his parents, Arthur and Gloria Butler, of Eagle Point, Ore.; devoted sisters, DeJuane and Keosha Butler, Bethany and Kristen; best friend, soulmate, and fiance, Karisse Mendez; loving grandmothers, Fran Marsing Grami, and Lucille Mungin; uncles, Randy Marsing, Richard Marsing, Glade Marsing, and Lee Bradshaw; aunts, Christy Barber, Glenda Borden, Teresa Welch, Wendy Evans, LeRae Bullard, and Carol Marsing; cousins, Jessica Bullard, Cody Marsing, Trevor Bullard, Jason Marsing, and Jazmin Marsing; nieces and nephews, Christopher J. Butler, Kiara Chesnutt, Tyrrell Chesnutt, Isys Chesnutt, and Ebinne Butler; a host of extended family members including, George, Janet, and James Dotson, and Rhonda, Kayla and Brycen Mendez. He was preceded in death by grandfathers, A. LeRoy Cox, and Glade Marsing.

Arrangements are being handled by the Perl Funeral Home in Medford. Pallbearers include Cody Marsing, Jason Marsing, Trevor Bullard, Christopher J. Butler, Troy Pickett, Daniel Varner, James Dotson, and Alvin Thornton. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held Sunday, September 12, 2010, at the Eagle Point High School football stadium at 2:00 p.m.. A memorial fund has been established in Kristopher's honor at the Rogue Federal Credit Union. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Kristopher Skittlez Memorial Fund, in support of area educational scholarships.

Kristopher Lewis Butler