Francis Xavier "Butch" Mayville III

October 20, 1938 - March 15, 2017
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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 or phone 877.958.2233.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, March 24, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time: 11:00 am

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


1302 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Galveston Memorial Park


7301 Memorial Drive
Hitchcock, TX 77563

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Wounded Warrior Project

Phone: 877.958.2233

PO Box 758517
Topeka, KS 66675-8517
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David&Sandra Childers posted on 3/29/17

Rocky creek ranch rd. will never be the same with out our special friend BUTCH! He was such a giving, funny, & caring friend to us....He made things so special from hunting to feeding all of us. He knew I loved raw oysters and David liked steak SO he would make a special effort to bring some when he came.... We had many dinners together with Henry, Perk, Sheila, Mike David myself and BUTCH. Many laughs & stories!!!!!!! Lots of fun!!!!! Again nothing will be the same, We loved Butch and will miss him dearly..... But in my heart I know he has NO PAIN and is in a wonderful place HEAVEN........


Santiago Cervantes posted on 3/25/17

I will miss Butch, you have always been such a wonderful person and good friend. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.


Fred Luther, Jr. posted on 3/24/17

Goodbye Butch, I will miss you brother, all the good times we had together hunting and just hanging out. The times we spent in the 101st enjoying all that time in the field. I love you my brother and I sure will miss you. I will see you on the other side of Jordan. Fred


Courtney Rodrick posted on 3/24/17

It was an honor to have known such a great man. You brought so much joy into my life and my son and I are blessed to have been able to share in yours. We have so many happy memories to hold onto that will keep you alive in our hearts forever. For everything you have done for us in life, we owe you our eternal love and the promise that we will never forget. May God grant you peace and the well-deserved rest. Farewell my friend, you will be missed but never forgotten.


Brandon McILwain posted on 3/23/17

Butch, I'm going to miss your smile and laugh when you made your jokes, especially when they were about the Coast Guard. I'm also going to miss talking about guns and hearing your war stories in which I had no problem listening to for hours. You are simply going to be missed!!!


Crissy McIlwain posted on 3/23/17

I will miss his sweet #3 Dad. It won't be the same without him here. He taught me how to clean my first deer and turkey. So many great memories and times together. We will see him in our dreams, keep him in our hearts and hope he guides us when we take aim during hunting season. Loved him dearly, Crissy


Dana McIlwain posted on 3/22/17

Butch, was the BEST FATHER IN LAW anyone could ask for! He, treated me as his own and taught me a lot on the way. He, always put a smile on my face and had me wrapped around his finger! I, will miss the quality time we have spent together. He, gave so much to remember and was the STRONGEST MAN ever! I, will now be traveling down MEMORY LANE, as for FATHER IN LAW that would be TURKEY TROT LANE! Until, we meet again! LOVE, Dana and Barry


Dana posted on 3/22/17

Butch was the BEST FATHER in LAW anyone could ask for! He treated me as his own and taught me so much on the way. Always put a smile on my face! He had me wrapped around his finger! I will miss our quality time we spent together. He gave so much to remember and was the STRONGEST MAN ever! I will be traveling down MEMORY LANE, as for him that would be TURKEY TROT LANE! Until we meet again! Love, Dana and Barry


Brenda Lea posted on 3/22/17

RIP Butch Butch was a sweet man and I will never forget my few weekends with him,Dana and Barry. He would drive us around the ranch showing me all his land and what he wanted to do much land he had. Took Dana and I to town for Lunch. Visited his friends. Most of all was sitting on the back porch listening to his stories. He had awesome stories. Love you Butch you will be missed Brenda Lea


Kell posted on 3/22/17

My sincere condolences to Penny, Blake and Crissy, Barry and Dana, Brandon and all the kids. Thank you for making me smile, Butch - and for your secret cocktail sauce recipe! A good man who will be greatly missed but no doubt you'll be at the ranch watching over your dearest and nearest. Kindest Regards, Kell


Marilyn Mayville posted on 3/21/17

My favorite memory is the jokes he would play on every one. He was a unique person who had a great since of humor.


Marilyn Mayville posted on 3/21/17

To our fellow family members. Ronnie and I are saddened at the loss of our brother Butch. We have memories that will be with us for a lifetime. As long as we remember him he will live forever. I remember a lot of good times with Butch and that is what counts.