Frankly Butler (1938- 2008)
Nassau, Bahamas: People’s Warden, successful businessman, community activist and son of the Bahamian first Governor General Frankly Butler died of a massive heart attack on Friday, he was 70 years old.
Butler who took over his father’s wholesle business, Milo B. Butler and Sons was speculated to be one of the richest and most enterprising black Bahamian, serving as a major shareholder on the boards of City Markets and Commonwealth Bank.
A website was posted over the weekend in his honour (http://franklyn-butler.memory-of.com/About.aspx) where scores of tributes poured in upon the announcement of his death.
Business partner and friend Frankly Wilson, president of Arawak Homes and Sunshine Ltd wrote, “By any reasonable measure of humanness, Frank was a wonderful person — as the son of father who left an exceptional legacy, as a brother, uncle, father — few in our country match his record in business, his consistence support for the advancement on earth of the kingdom of Jesus Christ.
“A heart which reflected compassion, a mind which was always ready to be stretched, a practice of speech to express positive thoughts, a patriot and so much more,” Wilson penned on the website.
Bahamas Press is saddened by this lost and salutes the life this a great BAHAMIAN son, one with a heart of gold. Our last chat with Franklyn was at a dinner at the American ambassador’s resident, there he held his usual grand happy smile with walking cane in hand.
We shall miss you Frankie! May your soul in peace!