Larry “Butch” Emert, 73 of Collinsville, Texas passed away at his home on March 15, 2023. He was born December 3, 1949 in Matador, Texas to Oliver Keith Emert and Rosa Helen (Hall) Emert.
Butch was a member of Cooke County Cowboy Baptist Church of Gainesville. He was a selfless, hard-working person, always doing something for someone. He loved working on tractors, mowers or any equipment and there was no one better at fixing anything that was broken. Butch was stubborn but very loving man and loved his family, grandkids and great grandchild, cookouts and strawberry ice cream. His dream was a woodworking shop upon retirement.
Butch is survived by wife, Brenda Staggs; his son, Larry Wayne Emert and wife, Natalie of Sanger, Texas; son, Roland Emert and wife, Amber of Lewisville, Texas; son, Preston Emert and wife, Kay of Valley View, Texas; daughter, Alicia Emert and Eric Whatley of Bowie, Texas; grandchildren, Chloe Cox, Meredith Emert, Piper Emert, Victoria Emert, Jessica Coder, Bethany Coder, Garret Emert, Conner Cox, Ryder Whatley, McKinley Cox, Railey Cox, Casen Whatley; great grandchild, Jaxon Tinsman; brother, Bud and Mona Emert; sister, Bernice Pahl Bennett; sister, Barbara and Gary Townsend; brother, Danny and Shirley Emert; brother, Bobby and Sabrina Emert; numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death: brothers, Sonny and Bill Emert and sister, Gail Emert.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, March 20, 2023 at Cooke County Cowboy Church, viewing time will be one hour prior to service and also on Sunday, March 19, 2023 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at Meador Funeral Home, 1204 E. California Street, Gainesville, Texas. Interment following the service at New Hope Cemetery, Mt. Springs, Texas
Butch was an incredible person! He was kind under his tough exterior. There was never anyone better to pick at or have a good time with. In the time I knew Butch- I came to love him dearly. He will be so missed!
I was both saddened to hear about Butch passing. May God surround with His comfort.
Rest in peace, Uncle Butch. Wishing the best for my cousins and his loved ones during this tough time.
Brenda, I am so sorry. Prayers and hugs dear friend 😢