Mr. H. G. “Butch” Kirven, Jr. and his wife, Diane (a native of Simpsonville) live on League Road where they raise Belted Galloway cattle. Kirven, a certified real estate appraiser, served for over 35-years in the US Army (Army National Guard), retiring in 2003 with the rank of brigadier general. He served in Operation Noble Eagle following the September 11th attacks on the United States, and he is the Honorary Chairman of the Greenville County Joint Veterans Council. Kirven currently serves on the Greenville County Council, having been elected in 2004. He was chairman from 2005-2013.