Folks in Mitchell County
are mourning the loss of a dedicated emergency worker.
Robbie Butler was a volunteer Baconton Firefighter and a shift supervisor at
Mitchell County E 9-1-1.
He battled Cystic Fibrosis
and was waiting for a lung transplant when he died suddenly this week.
Now his coworkers, family and friends
are feeling the effects of their loss.
"Right now everybody is hurt, we
are feeling a tremendous loss. Robbie cannot be replaced. 24-years-old he has
touched young and old alike," said Chief David Forrester Baconton Fire
Co-workers praise Robbie's work
ethic. They say he never asked for a day
off in his last eight months working at Mitchell County E 9-1-1.
"Robbie never asked for a day
off. He wanted to be here he wanted to dispatch. The dispatchers that worked
under his supervision enjoyed working with him and they looked up to Robbie to
lead them and make the right decisions for the citizens of Mitchell County,'
said Randy Johnson Mitchell County E 9-1-1 Director.
When a challenge presented itself,
friends say Robbie never hesitated to step up and do the right thing.
"His capacity to do the things
would not be what you or I could do, but he made himself do it. He didn't want
anybody to help him he wanted to do it on his own. He pushed himself and made
himself do it. Robbie was a true asset to the Fire Department and an
inspiration to all of us," said Chief Forrester.
"He would not let you know when
he could not do his job. I never saw him at a point where he couldn't do his
job. Robbie was going to make it happen, he was the go to man," said Johnson.
Robbie's boss says no one will ever be
able to replace Robbie Butler, and his memory will live on with everyone who
Robbie Butler's funeral
will be Thursday November 7th at 2PM at Parker Bramblett Funeral
Home in Camilla.