Eppy White “Butch” Human, Jr., 80, of Advance, NC passed away Saturday, August 14, 2021 from a short battle with lung cancer.
Butch was born June 11, 1941 in Charlotte, NC to Jack and Pauline Human, as an only child. Butch graduated from Stanley High School in 1959, and UNC in 1965 with a degree in business and major in insurance. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps serving his country for over 20 years, retiring as a colonel. When Butch became active in the Marine Corps Reserves in 1966, he started his long career in insurance, working for AETNA, Lamb Young Insurance, and then opening his own agency, Horse Insurance Specialists in 1983. After retiring for a few years, he opened Star H Equine Insurance in 2004, retiring in 2019.
In his junior year, Butch entered the U.S. Marine Corps through the Platoon Leaders Class and entered active service after graduation. Butch was one of the first marines to officially be deployed to Vietnam in 1965. While in Vietnam, Butch saw much action and was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V; Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V; Purple Heart; and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Gold Star.
His love of horses started as a child and lasted his whole life. He showed appaloosas, winning several world championships and reserve championships, then switched to reining horses, being successful as well.
Butch is survived by his wife of 17 years, Lucinda McIver Human; his three children, Jennifer Hansell of Clemmons, Jay Human (Crystyl) of Stanley, and Ashley Martin of Clemmons; five grandchildren, Jacob and Joshua Hansell, Zach Human, Hannah Moore, and Emma Human; and one great-grandchild, Charlotte. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild, Baby Jack Human.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2pm-4pm Saturday October 2, 2021 at 258 Bridle Lane, Advance, NC 27006 with cowboy casual as the attire.
In honor of Butch, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Trellis Supportive Care.
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