FORMER Queensland State of Origin winger and Wynnum Manly premiership player Terry Butler has passed away at the age of 58.
FOG No.39, Terry died in Townsville after a battle with lung cancer.
A Souths Townsville junior, Terry first played with Brothers in Brisbane, won two premierships with Wynnum and played one game for Queensland in 1983 before a short stint with the North Sydney Bears.
FOGS Executive Chairman Gene Miles said the organisation, its members, and league lovers across the state were saddened to hear of Terry’s passing.
“I played a lot of junior footy alongside Terry, and he was a tremendously talented footballer,” Gene said.
“He had that incredible natural balance and terrific pace. But he was also handy with the ball as well, having played in the halves in Townsville before he came down to Wynnum.
“The deepest sympathies of all the FOGS go out to Terry’s family and friends. He was a terrific bloke who will be missed enormously.”
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