Johnny Butler Memorial Fund


The Johnny Butler Memorial Fund is established in honor and respect of our dear friend. Charismatic, sensational, fabulous, passionate are a few words to describe Johnny. Glinting, gleaming, smiling, laughter and FIERCENESS are words to describe Gemini Aviance.


From the moment he entered a room and shared his smile you were taken in by him. Johnny was a performer, an actor, a drag queen. And Johnny was a son, a brother, an uncle, cousin and friend. A lover of life he was always searching for the rainbow. Whether he was sitting on a rooftop dressing room in NYC with his sisters or singing a song at Galano for a holiday show he gave his best.


In his honor financial gifts will be made annually on June 2nd, Johnny’s birthday. The Memorial Fund will seek out organizations and groups that affected Johnny's life and brought out the beauty that he shared with all of the world.


butchOUT, a non-profit organization, will administer the fund and scholarship keeping in mind his strong roots in the Atlanta community. A small group of friends and family will select the recipients. Organizations will be selected based upon need, character, fierceness and goals. All donations are tax deductible.

Please join us in honoring your and our friend and keep his FABULOUSNESS a part of future generations.

Or you can mail a check made payable to butchOUT (note in memo line Johnny Butler) and send to Butch Thompson, 182 School Road, Asheville, NC 28806


In gratitude, honor and respect,

Butch, Ann, Mark, Marc and Charles

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