88 year old Edgar V. Early of Troy, Texas died Tuesday. The funeral will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel in Temple, Texas. Burial will follow at Robert?s Cemetery in Troy. Early served in the National Guard at Temple for several years and served in the Army during World War II, from 1943-1945, earning a bronze star and other numerous medals. Early married Catherine Libson Durango in 1942 and together they had three children: Arlin ?Butch? Early and wife, Gloria, of Mart, Texas; Linda Franklin and husband, Ben, of Smithville, Tennessee; and Sharron McMullen and husband, Michael, of Troy; Grandchildren: Michael McMullen and wife, Sarah, of Magnolia, Texas; Misty Carol Franklin, of Smithville,; and Bobby, Dianna, Debbie, Dale, Tracy, Billy, James, Jeff and John Wright. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.