Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:38 PM
DENVER CITY – Funeral Services for Bobby Allen Burchard, 83, will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017 in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. John McLean officiating and assisted by J.P Senter.
Graveside services will be on Monday, February 20, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., in Van Horn cemetery with services under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Ratliff Funeral Home Chapel in Denver City.
He passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2017 in Denver City. Bobby was born on July 16, 1933 in Pecos, Texas to Joseph Burchard and Mattie Ruth Jackson Burchard. He served in the United States Marine Corp. Bobby married Sammie Wray Beckham on August 11, 1961 in Jal, New Mexico.
He was a teacher, coach and cattleman. He taught in Crandall, Red Oak and Lamesa, Texas over 20 years. He graduated from Texas Tech University, earning four under graduate degrees and his Masters from Sul Ross University. And he was a member of The First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Dr. Joe David Burchard.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Sammie Wray Burchard of Denver City, Texas; one son, Shawn M. Burchard and his partner, Kenneth D. Lopez, of Denver City, Texas; one daughter, Beth Waldrip and her husband, Justin, of Caldwell, Texas; a sister, LaRue Worley and her husband, Paul, of Georgetown, Texas; a grandson, Samuel Allen Waldrip also of Caldwell Texas; along with many nieces and nephews.
– Press-Reporter obituary services