On Monday, April 2, 2012, our father, Homer Lloyd Burd passed peacefully from our lives here on earth into eternal life with God our heavenly Father, the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

We will forever celebrate your life dad and that of our precious mother who preceded you in death in 2004. You two were the very best parents that your three children could have ever hoped for. Dad, you faithfully served your country in the Air Force as a Crew Chief for B-29 Bombers during WWII, faithfully served your family as a wonderful father and your church as a Deacon for 50 years at First Baptist Church, Bridge City.

Homer Lloyd Burd was born on Oct. 13, 1920 to Homer Lewis and Linnie Burd in Henderson, TX. He was raised on a farm during The Great Depression. He served his country during WWII from 1942 to 1945. He was married to his loving wife, Gladys Faye Burd for 58 years at the time of her death.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gladys (Jones) Burd; sisters, Deana Harrell of Henderson, Bonnie Burd, Joyce Bonds; and son-in-law, John Dowden.

He is survived by his three children, Patsy Dowden of Orange, Dr. Jerry L. Burd and wife, Mary Helen of Beaumont, and Terry L. Burd, and his wife, Mia of Bridge City; grandchildren, Eric Turner, Jonathan Dowden, and Katie Burd; and great-grandchildren, Eva Marie Turner, Jonah Turner, Jacob Turner and Garrett Sandlin.

He is also survived by his sisters, Avis M. Moon of Henderson, Velvie Sansing of Wichita Falls; and brothers, Russell Burd of Kilgore and Reagan Burd and his wife, Gloria of Henderson.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at First Baptist Church in Bridge City. Funeral Services will be at 6:00 p.m. also on Thursday at the church with the Rev. Bob Boone officiating.

A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.

Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be the Deacons of First Baptist Church Bridge City.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Ministerial Alliance, 200 W Round Bunch Road, Bridge City, Texas 77611.

Arrangements are held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.