Burcham, George W.

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August 23, 1934 - November 13, 2018

Burcham, George W.

It is with great sorrow, that our family announces the passing of George William Burcham. The heavens gained the brightest star in the sky on November 13th, 2018. George passed away unexpectedly at home, at the age of 84.George was born in Greenville Texas, to the parentage of George Woodrow Burcham, and Edith Temple Burcham. He was a beloved member of First Baptist Greenville in his young age. He graduated from Greenville High-school in 1951, and went on to receive his bachelors degree and masters degree in science/statistics from Texas A&M University. Following College, he joined the United States Air Force, attending the rank of Captain. George was a lifelong member of Mensa International, and was an avid, highly skilled bridge player. It was often said that there wasn’t a stranger that he didn’t know, nor a joke that he didn’t tell. George was an inspiration to all that knew him, and he was adored by his entire family. George’s children and great grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life. The legacy of George’s kind spirit, love of football (go Cowboys!), love of reading, love of the arts, and zest for life, will live on through them. George was preceded in death by his late wife Lou Ann Ligon, his beloved parents, George Woodrow Burcham and Edith Temple Wright, loving sister Kelsey Ann Bentley, and Great Aunt and Uncle, Bill and Pearl Row. George will be lovingly remembered and missed by his daughter Nancy Gist and her husband Ron, son Lee Burcham and his wife Anna, brother Jimmy Burcham and his wife Barbra, grandchildren Kimberly Collins and Austin Burcham, and great granddaughter Lauren Collins. George will also be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, extended family, dear friends from the Bridge Academy of North Dallas, as well as numerous other dear friends. Service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at 2:00pm at Aria Crematorium and Funeral Home. (19310 Preston Road, Dallas TX, 75252) Burial will be at The Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, in Ceder Hill. The Burial service will be in December, and the exact date will be determined in the near future. 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
(214) 306-6700

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Wanda & Chester Skidmore

December 07, 2018 9:32PM

George was a high-school classmate and will always be remembered as a true friend and cherished buddy. His sharp wit and genuine "good-guy" demeanor was evident in those "good-ole" days as well as in recent class reunions. No joke will ever sound as clever and funny as he made them and our laughter will never be as honest and pure. We loved you George and hope to see you "on the other side!"


Mary Ludwick

December 06, 2018 10:30AM

I was sad to learn of George's passing.

He had a quirky sense of humor, which I appreciated. His love of bridge was well known. The city has lost a fine citizen. I wish I could attend the service, but will miss it as I am out of the city.
Mary and Roy Ludwick


Barbara Burcham

December 03, 2018 9:46PM

George was always a curious about the world and all who lives in it. He was so full of facts and such fun to be with. We will always miss him at our family gatherings. We love George as a brother and friend.


Ron Marshall

December 03, 2018 4:12PM

I have fond memories of working with George at On Line Data in the 1980s.


Michael Dorman

December 03, 2018 4:08PM

Nancy,
George was such a character and such a positive part of my life for the past few months. I miss him and I am so glad that I got to know him. Also, thank you for your kindness through all of this. Please let me know if I can do anything for you and your family.

Michael Dorman