John was born on January 23, 2001 to Keitha and Gene Butler in Midland. John attended Santa Rita Elementary, Goddard Jr. High, Midland Freshman and was a junior at Midland High. He was a member of the MHS Cross Country team and track team. John was very active at church, he loved hanging out with his friends, and anything he could do outside. John lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed every second that he was given by God.