GMA Founder Don Butler Passes Away
February 7, 2011 at 6:38 AM (PT)
GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION Founder DON BUTLER passed away on FEBRUARY 3rd at his home in BRENTWOOD, TN, after a lengthy illness. He was 80.
In MAY 1964, BUTLER and two others chartered the GOSPEL MUSIC ASSOCIATION (GMA). He later spent 15 years as Executive Director of the INTERNATIONAL GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME, RESEARCH LIBRARY AND MUSEUM. BUTLER is survived by his wife PEGGY and other family members.
Visitation was held on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6th with a private ceremony held for the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the GOSPEL MUSIC TRUST FUND, P.O. Box 144, GOODLETTSVILLE, TN 37070.