Justin Phillip Butt

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June 22, 1995 ~ August 26, 2023

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Candler , NC

Justin Phillip Butt, 28, entered into rest on Saturday August 26, 2023.

Justin was the son of Phyllis Clay Butt and David Warren Butt. In addition to his mother and father, he is survived by his sister, Jordan Butt and partner, Tyler Fitzgerald; Justin’s twin brother, Jared M. Butt and partner, Megan Navarrete; beautiful twin niece and nephew, Mason and Emerie Butt; step-father Buzzy Plemmons; step-siblings, Shannon Hallowell, Jesse Plemmons and Sarah Kaplan; grandmother, Marjorie C. Clay; aunt, Debi Clay Rice and her daughter; and cousin, Ryan Whittington and family. He is also survived by his partner of 11 years, Kaitlyn Smith.

He was born and raised in Asheville. Justin worked as an automation Technician with Linamar Corporation.

Justin will forever be known for his kindness and open outlook on life. He had a golden heart, an incredible mind and a deep inherent soul. He really took it upon himself to take care of the ones he loved. He was always someone you could count on. Justin made every person he knew better just by knowing and being around him. He didn’t laugh easily but when he did, you never wanted it to stop. He had the kind of joy that, when he did let it show, the world was brighter for it.

The funeral service will be held on Sunday September 3, 2023 at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Avenue at 3:00 p.m. with a visitation following until 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shriners Hospital and the ASPCA would be greatly appreciated.


Celebration of Life: September 3, 2023 3:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Justin was a fine young man who grew up to be a wonderful man. His tragic death reminds us of the fragility of life and the goodness of love.
    May happy memories comfort his loving family forever

  2. I got to know Justin just as he made his appearance into the world. I loved him instantly and that never changed.

  3. I met Justin, Jared and Jordan when I worked at West Buncombe Elementary.
    I immediately fell in love and my heart is broken for the whole family.
    Justin was a bright light during his short time on Earth, now Heaven is brighter than ever. Rest in Peace sweet Angel 💔

    • Dear Family, l am praying for and with you all as you go through these days and times ahead. Blessings

  4. Hoping the comfort of all the people Justin touched in his life coming together can provide a sense of warmth and comfort, however brief, during this time. He will be terribly missed.

  5. We are so very sorry to hear about Justin. Poncho you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.
    Tony & Jacque Sherrill (Alarka Boat Dock)

  6. I’m still in shock of the loss of such a precious and kind young man that touched so many lives has gone so soon!! God sure got him a good one!!!

  7. To know you Justin is a gift. The joy and love you brought everyone. I’ll forever cherish the beautiful moments we shared together. I love you, and I miss you deeply.

  8. I am absolutely heartbroken💔💔💔 One of the sweetest, hardest working souls I’ve ever known and an absolute God send to me❤️ I’m at a loss…Justin was there for me on so many levels❤️ He spent time talking, listening (making this old woman feel like she mattered…he truly cared), fixing my roof, and kept my yard looking spectacularfor over 9 years! Darcy loved him too, and he always took time for her❤️ Though a youngster, his work ethics were GOLD…he never half ass did anything! He was a kind, and gentle soul! RIP my friend…you will be missed❤️💔❤️

  9. I am so sorry to read of your family’s loss.Prayers and thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time.Prayers that God brings you all peace and comfort in the coming days. Justin will be missed.Love you all. Judy Taylor

  10. So sorry to all for such a great loss!! Justin was my tax client for years and I was just amazed how intelligent and hard working he was. Always used him in speaking in my business concerning success.. He was a person way beyond his years . He also showed such a kind heart speaking of his grandmother, girlfriend and the rest of his family and friends,plus those dogs of his. I will never forget him !!

  11. Our family loved Justin dearly. A friend to everyone and we’ve all lost something special. Praying for his family today and the days to come. May everyday be flooded with precious memories.

  12. I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Justin but he sounds like he was a wonderful human being. My prayers are with you.

  13. May all the happy times you had with this young man serve to comfort you in the days ahead.
    Many hearts are broken and I can see why. Justin was evidently an exceptional young man. My Mother (Ms. Daisy) spoke of him often when he was a little boy. Gone way too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with
    all of you during this time and the days ahead. Much love to all of you.

  14. i was just on the phone with Justin’s Brother Jarred 6-11-24 calling about Justins mower and by chance told me what happened i want to share my deepest condolences Justin was a very good customer always Enjoyed speaking with him he will be missed dearly by his family and us down heear at Laurel and Senter Equipment Company. Rest In Peace Justin thank you for all the good times mowers and all may the Lord bless you forever. Joe~

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