PINNACLE — Mr. Hubert Butcher, loving father and grandfather, 88, of Pinnacle, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at the Joan & Howard Woltz Hospice Home. He was born Aug. 15, 1923, in Mingo County, W.Va., to the late Joseph and Alola Totten Butcher. Mr. Butcher was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Airborne Division in Europe in WWII. Hubert was an accomplished musician and enjoyed making instruments and playing the banjo. He also made woodstoves and owned and operated Blue Ridge Stove Works. Mr. Butcher retired as plant manager at Dixie Chipboard. He is survived by his sons, Charles E. Butcher of Ararat and John M. Butcher of Pinnacle; grandchildren, Heather Norman, Adam Butcher and Joseph Butcher; great-grandchildren, Karson Norman, Hunter Butcher, Cole Butcher, Kade Norman and Chase Butcher; and special niece, Ginger Lawrence. In addition to his parents, Mr. Butcher was preceded in death by his wife, Lurlene Bottoms Butcher; and several brothers and sisters. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Fairview United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. David Cook and the Rev. Joe Lambert with interment to follow in the church cemetery with full military rites to be conducted by VFW Post #2019 of Mount Airy and Post #9436 of Pilot Mountain. The family will receive friends Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Howell-Nelson Funeral Service of Pilot Mountain is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.howellfuneralservices.com.