Anthony Butts, Sr


Anthony Dwight Dazzlen Butts Sr., affectionately known as Ant was born to Patricia Ann Butts and Vincent D. Moore in Columbus, Ohio on April 27, 1991. Anthony departed this life at the age of 30 on May 15, 2021.

Anthony was a graduate of Whetstone High School.

Anthony loved his family and friends very much. Anthony spent most of his free time coaching his oldest sons football team the Raiders. Anthony was a good father and great friend. Anthony was a leader and inspiration to others. Anthony was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Anthony leaves to cherish his memory, loving parents, Patricia Ann Butts and Vincent D. Moore; stepfather, Andre Morgan; stepmother, Jamaica Newbern; children, Anthony Jr., Aaliyah and Amir Butts, Aaron Butts, Amiah Bolding; sisters, Alicia Butts, Vashonna Draughon, Thomasina Newbern, and Ambrasia Anderson; grandparents, Robert V. Butts Sr., Ruth E. Butts, Robert T. Moore, and Roslyn D. Moore; uncles, Robert V. Butts Jr., Eric Moore, Ralph Tucker, and Leander Purdie; great uncles, Donald (Alice) Butts Sr., Keith (Sarah) Butts; aunts, Thomasina Butts and Marlene Griffin; great aunts, Flo Wilkes, Karla (Billy) Dancy, Carmen, and Yvonne Dukes; special cousins, Ashely and Amber Butts, Leroy Thornton, Nicole Martin, Donald Butts Jr., Shandara and Adrian West; best friend and mother of his children, Sierra Lemon; girlfriend, Alexis Smith; close friends, Omar Jama and Marquese Slade; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Public Visitation 10:00am, Private Visitation 11:00am and Funeral 12:00pm Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.







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Condolence Messages

  1. Trust in th lord…My condolences to the families (my family) Trust in the Lord

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    • Sabrina Garfinkel

      My sincere condolences to the Butts family. May God keep you in his loving arms as you cherish your warm memories of Anthony. ❤

  3. Charmon Richardson

    So many emotions that I can’t come up with where to begin. Ant and family you mean so much to me. I’mm so sorry

  4. Joannie Haslett

    My heart was broken into so many emotions..when I heard the news of Anthony’s passing..I feel so deeply for this family…that has been in our lives for many years..God Bless and know that he is in his father’s arms now..A angel now.. over y’all…

  5. Justin Haslett

    Gone way too soon!
    I remember playing with you when you was little. It has been a honor to be called your family. You will be greatly missed by us all.
    Love you Ant.

  6. Terrica Butts

    Anthony was truly one of a kind and everyone loved him.. To the Butts’ family I love you and will always keep you in my prayers.. Much love, Donald and Terrica Butts

  7. Sabrina Garfinkel

    My sincere condolences to the Butts family. My God keep you in his loving arms as you cherish your warm memories of Anthony. ❤

  8. We love you Ant! May you Rest In Peace. Auntie Pooh I am so sorry you have to go through this may God cover you and comfort you and the family at all times. Love you!!!

  9. Prophetess Toni Williams

    To the family o Anthony Butts Sr, sorry for your loss he was truly a wonderful young man. Praying for you and your family love you

    • I’m going miss you walking up to me asking if I’m going to get any taller and calling me Midget. Ant your in a better place. Great father and family man and being a leader at keeping friends to be peaceful we love you we’re going to be missed we got your babies my deepest condolence to the butts family I love you all (Rest up Big Black) Long live Ant (Lag)

  10. Never can say goodbye to someone you know for years. Someone who showed love no matter the situation. No matter if your were family or a friend. You were a peace of fat bundle of joy lol. You were a family man and the life of the party. It’s been about a week and it’s still hard to believe you are gone. I love you fatboy always and forever. You will never be forgotten my brotha. REST UP BIG DAWG

  11. Nautica Lemon

    It’s sad to be saying goodbye to my uncle (husband) .. my whole life of me knowing you you’ve always called me your wife and would mess anyone up over me . I will always remember you as my protector and a good loving father to my little cousins and a great Best friend to my aunt . I appreciate you for all that you have done I love you much R.I.P Ant #LAG

  12. Tyquan Peppers

    I love you Ant, Im so sorry that this happened to you! I will miss you always, you were my brother. You LOVED ALL YOUR FAMILY, And we all loved you. You were one of a kind, rest up big brother.

  13. Sheila a Ingram mcneil

    Ant …affectionately called…your loss has saddened and weakened your family. Your loving children and parents…the love of your life and mother of your children…it has been a pleasure to have known you…rest in heaven….love Shorty and Brown.

  14. William Johnson

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and Your family. I only met Ant 4 years ago and I did not know he was your son but he was a cool cat.

  15. Me and Anthony met when we was just 8year old… we played every sport together. Anthony was my 1st everything.. he was my heart and soul and he was my best friend.. out of the 23 year that we knew each other when ever he called I was there whenever he need something I was there.. I’m going to all and forever rip you name.. My best friend, my love, my kids father now you may rest in piece.. I Love You

  16. Anthony I think of you always we met at the age of 15 and from there you became my best friend later we had a beautiful baby boy that you were reunited with I hope you guys are doing ok up there I’m so sorry my a Love until we meet again continue to rest well

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