Breckenridge Texan

Walter Burrows, Jr.

Walter Burrows, Jr., age 88 of Breckenridge, passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Fort Worth. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, Aug. 29, at The Lighthouse Church with Bishop W.C. Roach and Pastor Michael Roach officiating. Interment will follow in the Necessity Cemetery under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm, Monday, Aug. 28, at Morehart Mortuary.

Walter Emery Burrows, Jr. was born Jan. 25, 1929, in Breckenridge, Texas, to his parents Walter Emery Burrows, Sr. and Marie Valentine Smith Burrows. He grew up in Breckenridge and graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1948. He married Peggy Franklin in Breckenridge on May 26, 1951. Walter worked for Chemical Process, later known as BJ Services, for several years as a field representative. Later the Burrows moved to Hugoton, Kansas, where he worked as a city mechanic for the City of Hugoton. He later retired in 1995, and the Burrows moved back to Breckenridge in 1996. Walter was a member of The Lighthouse Church in Breckenridge, and he enjoyed fishing, boats, bowling and drag racing. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Emery Burrows, Sr. and Marie Valentine Smith Burrows; one brother, Floyd Burrows; and one son-in-law, Terry Ray Wilcox.

Mr. Burrows is survived by his wife of 66 years, Peggy Burrows of Breckenridge; one son, Buddy Burrows of Washburn, Missouri; three daughters, Paula Webb and husband Pat of Canute, Oklahoma, Faye Coday and husband Brian of Breckenridge; Kaye Hoffine and husband Gary of Breckenridge; one sister, Rosie Langford of Breckenridge; 13 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to The Lighthouse Church and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at

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