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Darryl Butler
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Navigator Of The Seas - July 9, 2015


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Darryl Butler, 34 - Death Aboard

Navigator Of The Seas Passenger, July 9, 2015

Time of Death 8:00-5:00

Time of Cruise Ship Death Darryl Butler

Darryl Butler, 34, from the Dallas, Texas area was on a cruise aboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Navigator Of The Seas with his wife Courtney Butler for their first wedding anniversary on Thursday, July 9, 2015. when he passed away while the cruise ship was in Roatan, Honduras.

Navigator Of The Seas was in Roatan, Honduras frrom 7:00 am, 5:00 pm

Darryl Butler, originally from San Antonio, Texas, where he was buried, had been a teacher for seven years. He taught 6th grade social studies and was Lakeside Middle School Little Elm Secondary Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015. Little Elm is a suburb of Dallas, Texas

A 'You Caring' page was set up asking for donations for the family to cover costs of both the funeral and bringing his body back from Honduras.

The page says on July 14,2015, "Courtney needs our help! Darryl's body is in Honduras and the Embassy there wants her to pay $5, 453.00 to send him back home. He touched so many lives through his teaching and coaching. Please Tweet, post on FB, and email this update to everyone you know! Help bring Darryl back home!"

As of September 12, 2015 the fundraiser had received, $14,672 of their $20,000 goal.

Darryl Butler said on his Facebook page, before the wedding in 2013, "Courtney and I have know each other for 17 years now. We went to the same middle school, high school, and the same university. To top it all off, we even lived in the same part of town after that."

Navigator Of The Seas embarked from Galveston, Texas on Sunday July 5, 2015 for a Caribbean cruise.


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