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.
He will be missed dearly!
We will miss your laugh and since of humor. Play hard with the angels
I am so sorry praying God will wrap his loving arms around the family.
Flight high my friend, my prayers to your family. I will never forget the time we spend in Desert Storm as medics.
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort as you grieve your loss.
Nanny you were an amazing friend. Not many people connected and understood how we played, laughed, and joke about anything we wanted to choose for that day and didn’t care if your feelings got hurt lmao.
Your 50th bday was pretty memorable and will never forget. I miss those calls when he would sing whatever song he came up with and laugh laugh laugh.
Dallas cowboys Texas Longhorns love you brother
I’m so sorry for your loss Sherri he was such a good man and he will be truly missed amen 🙏
My friend Butch you will be missed. Great memories and good times. Keep Rocking in Heaven my friend. My condolences go out to Sherry and family. My prayers are with you all.
You will be missed my friend.
Butch was such a crazy guy way back in school at valley view, but even a crazier man, what he wanted he went for no matter what, he will be truly missed by all he touched
Prayer r with u sherru
I am sure he is rockin and rollin and has all the angels singing and dancing. He was one of a kind soul who will live on through his loved ones. He lived his life to the fullest and with the love of his life, Sherry! God Bless you all and give you peace and comfort! 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻
Rock On Brother!!
Truly sorry for your loss, he was sometimes bigger than life. He is truly missed, prayers for your comfort that he is whole again.
Praying for Sherry and his family.
Butch told me that seeing other people smile and happy really brightened his life. I know he brought alot of Joy and Happiness to so many peoples lives. He was a one of kind.
He loved the Lord and is dancing with the Angels. He will be missed by so many people but we will see him again one day soon.
Gods grace to your.
I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray for your family and friends during this difficult time. May the love of God touch everyone that was in Butchs life and give them peace and comfort. He was a very good man. May he rock on.
Got lot’s of memories watching Butch perform, never a dull moment, and if he saw you in public he took time to stop and talk, sending prayers to Sherry and all the family, may God have his hands in you all through this tough time.
Thank you for the sweet dance we shared! Thank you for loving me and accepting me into this beautiful, big loving family! And a big thank you for loving Deon the way you did and showing him what music truly is!! You will be missed by so many people! Love ya Butch. Tell our loved ones in heaven hello for us!
It’s such a shock to us to learn that Butch is gone and we pray that God will grant his loved ones his divine comfort. We’ve known Butch for most of his life since he came to Valley View and watched him grow into manhood. His father and I were schoolmates and after his father retired from the military and moved back to Valley View, we saw Butch often. We also corresponded with Butch while he served in the military. We will miss him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sherry and the family. Butch was a wonderful man with a great heart! Until we meet again one day, RIP sweet friend.
I’m so sorry for your loss and will be
Praying for you and your family. He was Steves Best man at our wedding and made the night before very memorable.
He will be missed by many.
Butch was like a brother to me. He is so missed. Sherry, he loves you still. May God’s peace that passes all understanding carry you through this most difficult time.
My prayers go out to his family and friends. I loved singing with Butch on and off the stage. The many laughs I had with him , I will cherish forever. Butch, you helped save my life. I love you forever.
Every once in a great while some of us are fortunate enough to meet a really special person. Butch was one of those people for me. Even though we didn’t stay in close contact over the years I know if we did chat or whatever it would be like no time had passed. We’d pick up where we left off as if we’d just spoken the day before. Butch was an incredible entertainer too. Always had something witty to say. He was also a tremendous musician. He could play guitar, bass, drums and man…the guy could sing! I’m going to miss him. I know a lot of us will. He was an amazing guy. Rest in peace my brother. Until we meet again…
Sherry and family. Praying for comfort and peace. Praying for your broken hearts. Love you all.
I wanna rock
Really gonna miss you Butch.
Praying for you Sherry and Butch well what can I say but there was and will only be 1 Butch Martin!! Love you always and may you RIP ❤🙏❤
Prays for the Martin family. So Sorry for our family loss.
Arlene Caraway Prince
The heavens have gained their rock an roll, the angel choir will has a new frontman! That infectious smile, a voice you could recognize from across the room. Spider and I love you my friend…no goodbye, We will see later
Deepest sympathy on your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Sherry.
Many prayers and lots of love to Butch’s family and friends. He was definitely one of a kind and gone way too soon. Will miss you, my friend. Say hello to everyone for me ♥️
Rest in peace brother.
Butch, I love you. Thank you for helping me find the right guitar for myself and for offering to help me teach my Daddy to play. You got all the singing talent in this family because none of the rest of the Dees’ can sing at all. That’s why I play bass. Cousin, I’m proud of Pumpjack Mary and all of the great songs you wrote that I will forever cherish.
I wanna rock..love you brother
I wanna rock
Miss you Butch, will never forget you and all the laughter, fun and good times that happened when you were there.
We are so sorry for your loss of Butch. We only got to be around him a few times , but enjoyed it very much. He was a very special man. He made you feel alive and and happy.
He will be missed by all . Thoughts and prayers for this wonderful family. Terry and Marqueta Stonebarger
I wish I was there to tell you good bye. The day you passed away I took a picture of a Monarch butterfly before I even knew you left us. I figure that must have been you coming by for a visit. I will never forget you Butch. If Sherry ever needs anything I promise to be here for her in any way I can. We all sure miss you and your crazy laugh and silly self. I love you Butcher Man.
Love you Butch.
Butch was such a sweet guy ill never forget the Frist time I seen him play at hubcaps.Sherry praying for you And your family love to you all
You were our Jim Carrey and you were our David Lee Roth all in one person. Beyond that you were a great friend and I’m honored and blessed to have known you. There will never be another like you!
I was connected to Butch on a very strange and spiritual wavelength. We were soul brothers and were always communicating even when we weren’t together. I know you were haunted brother. And I’m grateful and honored to have played a role in your life that helped take that stuff away. You certainly pulled me out of a pit or two along the way. Gina and I will miss you in a big way. I’ve said it before but, I will miss the laughs most of all. I’m not saying goodbye because I know that this is only temporary. We’ll meet again. And it will be glorious! I will honor you by keeping your spirit and memory alive as long as I walk this earth. See you later brother!
All of our love and prayers to Sherry and all family and friends.
Amy Lynn, Sorry!