Francis (Butch) X. Mayville, 78, of The Woodlands, Texas passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

The native Texan was a US Army Veteran, serving from 1957 to 1962 in the 101st Airborne Division. Butch spent many years in the shipping industry and shipping business, owning his own company, AgriAmerican Stevedores, LLC, and was an avid hunter and sportsman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Margaret Mayville; and brother, David Mayville.

Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Penny Mayville; children: Lori Kuhrt, Kristen Mayville, Gary Mayville, Michael Mayville, Diana Goldwater, Barry Mcilwain and wife, Dana, Blake Mcilwain and wife, Crissy, and Brandon Mcilwain; grandchildren: Kristopher, Brittany, Chance, Chelsea, Rebecca, Brennen, Megan, Zack, Carson, Aidan, Zachary, Paige, Corey, Amber and Travis; great grandchildren: Melody, Maverik, Lincoln, Aria and Eli; siblings, Donnie Mayville and wife, Reagan and Ronnie Mayville and wife, Marilyn; several nieces and nephews; and long-time best friend, Henry Gonzales.

Butch’s family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 pm, Friday, March 24, 2017, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway, Galveston, TX.

Funeral mass will be 11:00 am, Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1302 Broadway, in Galveston. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock, TX.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or phone 877.958.2233.

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