John “Butch” Harris Roton

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – Mr. John “Butch” Harris Roton, 69, husband of Sandra Roton, of W. Martintown Road, entered into rest on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at University Hospital.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Rowland Funeral Home with Rev. J. Earl Welch officiating. Interment will be private.

Butch was a lifelong member of the IBEW Local 1579. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was also known as “Papa Shawn”.

Additional survivors include five sons, Lucky Roton, Chris Roton, Daniel Roton, Rick Derrick and Thomas Wherle; two daughters, Lori Berquist and Amanda Roton; one brother, James P. Roton; one sister, Juan “JJ” Roton Tucker; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Juanita Roton; one daughter, Nita McConnel; and one brother, David Roton.

Memorials may be made in memory of John Roton, IBEW Local Union 1579, 1250 Reynolds Street, Augusta, GA 30901.

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Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.