69 year old Arlin Butch Early of Mart, Texas died Friday April 26. He was a brother to Linda Franklin of Smithville. The funeral service was held Tuesday, April 30 at Pecan Grove Funeral Home in Waco, Texas. A family memorial service was held on Sunday, May 5 at the Dry Creek Baptist Church. Butch was born on June 28th 1943 in Bridgeport Texas to Edgar and Catherine Early. He married Gloria Wright on November 23nd, 1979. He worked as a tool and die maker for Mercury Tool.
Butch was preceded in death by his parents: grandson BillyWright Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria of Mart, children, Debbie Wright , Diana Gouyton and husband Craig, Bobby Wright and wife Georgia, Tracy Wright, and wife Sherry, Billy Wright, Dale McNiel and husband Benny, Johnathan Wright, and wife Simone, Jeff Wright, James Wright and wife Nickey. Two sisters Linda Franklin and husband Ben Franklin of Smithville, Sharon McMullen and husband Mack. Fourteen grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. One Niece, Misty Agee of Smithville; and one nephew Mike McMullen. Pecan Grove Funeral Home in Waco, Texas is in charge of the arrangements.