|Birth: ||Feb. 3, 1912|
|Death: ||Oct. 15, 2007|
SHREVEPORT, LA - B. B. Burroughs, 95, of Shreveport, Louisiana, died at this home Monday, October 15, 2007.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2007 at the Noel Memorial Methodist Church, 520 Herndon Ave., with the Rev. Dave Fortuna officiating. Burial was held in Carthage, Texas under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home.
Mr. Burroughs was born in the family home in Merkel, Texas, February 3, 1912, as the youngest of six children of Ellen and H.C. Burroughs. The family settled in Ft. Worth in 1919, and he graduated from Arlington Heights High School. After a year at Texas Christian University and two years working for his brother in a drugstore, Mr. Burroughs attended the University of Texas at Austin in 1934and earned a B.S. in civil engineering. He was a member of Chi Epsilon honorary fraternity and a life member of the Texas Exes.
One of his greatest pleasures was watching Longhorn Football and Baseball games on television. In 1984 he attended the 50th anniversary reunion of his class and enjoyed every minute. After some time with the civilian Conservation Corps, Mr. Burroughs joined Petty Geophysical. One of the many transfers he made sent him to Carthage, Texas, where in 1937 he met a high school teacher, Catherine Allison. They were married November 25, 1938. During World War II they moved to oil and gas fields from Wyoming to Florida, staying in each town for two weeks to six months. In 1945 Mr. Burroughs joined Arkansas-Louisiana Gas, and the family settled in Shreveport. Seeing that his job required further education, he earned a B.S. in geology in 1951 from Centenary College. About the same time, he joined Sunray Oil, later Sun Oil, which moved him to Houston in 1962, to Tulsa in 1964, to Corpus Christi, Texas in 1967 and back to Houston in 1970. After retirement in 1977, he worked with Omni, a Philadelphia firm, as consultant for several years. Mr. Burroughs learned to play golf at Querbes in the 1950s and enjoyed it for many years. At the age of 83, he made a hole-in-one at the Willowwisp Country Club course in Houston. After retiring, he started bicycling and well into his 93rd year pedaled three miles a day in his neighborhood. In 1999 he returned to Shreveport after his wife's death in 1998. There he was a member of the men's Bible Class at Noel Memorial Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, four brothers and a sister.
Survivors include his daughter Sara Burroughs of Shreveport; nephew Lawrence and wife Martha Woodroof of Katy Texas; nieces Terry Abbot of Gun Barrel City and Billy Jean Smyth of Dallas; great-nieces Vickie Wilson of Longview and Pam and husband George Talbert of Katy; great-nephews Ron and wife Barbara Smyth of Fulton and Chuck and wife Syl Smyth of Sugarland; favorite cousins Karen and husband Jim Sargent of Dallas, Sid and wife Melissa Cook of Shreveport and Polly and husband Bruce Williams of Shreveport. The family thanks Dr. Seborn Woods for his comforting presence and care of Bob Burroughs.
Memorial may be sent to Noel Memorial Methodist Church or the Centenary College.
Hawthorn Funeral Home
Carthage, TX 903-693-3816
Published in the Shreveport Times on 10/17/2007.
Created by: Janice Williams Langley
Record added: Oct 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22265945
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