Locals say their final goodbye to Charly Butcher

For more than 30 years, Charly Butcher has given you the top morning stories to get you started on your day. He is known for his passion for broadcasting and Monday he's being remembered for the lives he's touched.

Posted: Aug. 20, 2018 6:13 PM
Updated: Aug. 21, 2018 6:14 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Charly Butcher's voice not only reached thousands of ears, but many hearts of those who attended his funeral here at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

"When we talk about what a great guy he was in the community, what he did with the community, and how he met people where they were at, that was based on his faith here and his involvement here," Kim Cunte said

When he wasn't sharing the top stories for morning news on the radio, he was a Sunday school teacher sharing the gospel.

During the funeral mass, everyone got a glimpse of how devoted he was to his faith and the community.

"He was a broadcaster of another era. We have too many people in talk radio now that are filled with intensity, but no integrity. He was the exact opposite. In some instances, he had the best of both worlds. He had intensity and integrity," Reverend Bill McGill of Imani Baptist Temple said.

As much as he was entertaining to listen too, it reflected outside of the radio booth.

"He was fun. He had the biggest heart," Kerry Cervoni added.

Butcher was on the air more than 30 years, and many say they will always remember him as a local radio icon.

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