Bobby Allen Burchard DENVER CITY-Funeral Services for Bobby Allen Burchard, 83, will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2017, in the First United Methodist Church with Rev. John McLean officiating assisted by J.P. Senter. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in Van Horn cemetery with services under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home. Bobby passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in Denver City. Bobby was born July 16, 1933, in Pecos, Texas, to Joseph Burchard and Mattie Ruth Jackson Burchard. He served the United States Marine Corp. Bobby married Sammie Wray Beckham on Aug. 11, 1961, in Jal, NM. 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 undergraduate degrees and his Masters from Sul Ross University. 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; sister, LaRue Worley and her husband, Paul of Georgetown, Texas; grandson, Samuel Allen Waldrip, also of Caldwell Texas; along with many nieces and nephews.
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