Herbert (Butchie) Carlton Tilton 3rd of Edgartown, a gardener, craftsman and outdoorsman extraordinaire, died Nov. 1. He was 58.

Born in Oct. 19, 1956, he was the son of Herbert (Towser) Tilton Jr. and loving husband of Lisa Tilton. Butchie was the father of Cheyenne Tilton, Tony Cortez and wife Vikki, Bradley Cortez and fiance Vani, Nicholas Butler and wife Olivia; brother of Bonnie Tilton and April Tilton Poisson, and grandfather of Delilah and Archer Butler. He was predeceased by his mother Judith Etta (Ray) Tilton.

He was teacher of many and friend to all. His laughter will forever be remembered. For Butchie, fishing was not an escape from life but rather an immersion into it.

Memorial service information will follow in a future edition of the Gazette.