Larry “Butch” Martin,52, of Gainesville passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at his residence with his family by his side. Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 7, 2022, at 10:00 AM at the Meador Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow with military honors at the Valley View Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 6, 2022, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Butch was born on April 21, 1969, in Mobile, Alabama. He was a flight medic in the United States Army after his service he worked as a telecom electrician for many years. He married Sherry Stonebarger on February 1, 2009, in Gainesville, Tx. Butch was also an entertainer, he loved playing his guitar with his friends. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
He is survived by his wife Sherry Martin of Gainesville; parents Larry and Donna Dees of Rosenburg, Tx; his children Royce Martin of Springdale, Arkansas, Gracie Martin of Barnsdall, Oklahoma, Mandy Peters and husband Justin, Rylie Callinan and wife Summer and Allen Barber and wife Angelia; siblings Chris Dees Wilburn and Tobie of Phoenix, Arizona, John Wilburn of Germany, Kerry Powell and husband Kevin of Katy, TX, Amy Martin of Gainesville, Denise Jones of Gainesville and Jennifer Stonebarger of Marietta; grandchildren Justin, Jayden and Emory Peters, Luke, Madelyn, Mackenzie, Kayodence, Skylar and Raylan; mother-in law Valine Stonebarger; nieces and nephews Haley and Kaitlyn Hubbard of Gainesville, Lachlan Powell of Katy, TX, Zoe and Cody Wilburn of Sugarland, Tx, Zachary and wife Natalie Wilburn of Scottsdale, Arizona, Cameron Mills of Cincinnati, Ohio, Deon Anderson of Marietta, Ok, Brooke Jones of Oklahoma City, Jordan and Ashley Jones of Gainesville. Butch is also survived by various aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Tom McElvain, Clint Lindsey, Mike Baysden, Matt Eiland, Justin Caffey and Josh Skaggs. Honorary pallbearers are Trey Westfall, Ronnie Sanders and Bryant Hunter.