The North couldn’t hold Butch for long, and shortly after graduation he found his way south, to Memphis, where he lived out his life. He settled on aviation insurance as his field of endeavor and had a long career with E.H. Crump and Co. Notably, Butch placed the insurance on one of Elvis Presley’s planes, the Lisa Marie.
While employed by Crump he started Crump Aviation Underwriters, and following the sale of Crump he founded and was president of Continental Aviation Underwriters. He also founded and was first president of the Aviation Insurance Association. In 1996, he received the Aviation Insurance Industry Pinnacle Award.
Predeceased by his parents and a sister, Sarah Kinnebrew Dale, he is survived by another sister, Sloan Kinnebrew Sable, and her two children.