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Therell Glenn Burwick died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at the age of 85. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 21, 2011, at the Blackwell Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Casey officiating. Interment will follow in the Blackwell Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Sweetwater.
He was born to Robert Frances and Willie Mae Burwick on Sept. 17, 1925, in Hylton, Texas. He was married to Lillie Cook Burwick on March 20, 1947 in San Angelo, Texas for 64 years. She preceded him in death on November 28, 2010.
Therell served in WWII in the Army AirCorp. He flew 35 missions over European Theatre in a B17 as a Tailgunner with the 390th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force. Upon Honorable discharge he came back to the Blackwell area and started farming, ranching and working in the oilfield. He retired from Texaco in 1975 after 23 years, and started his own company, Burwick Oilfield Services, Inc. He is a 55 year member of Hylton Masonic Lodge 884, Dallas Scottish Rite and Suez Shriner.
Also preceding him in death are Brother Bill Burwick; sister-in-law Edna Burwick; his parents; brother-in-law, Ted Smith; and great-granddaughter, Lillian Burwick
Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Tanya Burwick of Blackwell; grandchildren, Shay Burwick and Doug Mitchell of San Angelo, Sean and Lindsey Brown of Greenbrier, Ark., Darin and Rachael Burwick of Blackwell and Zac Burwick of Blackwell; great-grandchildren, Radin Burwick, Addie and Mac Mitchell, Kaycie and Austin Brown; brother, J.R. Burwick from Granbury; sisters-in-law, Billie Burwick of Sweetwater and Nell Smith of Merkel; brother-in-law, Robert Cook and wife Connie of San Antonio; nieces and nephews, Greg Burwick, Suzanne Jacobs and husband Charlie, Bob Burwick and wife Debora, Linda Willis, Shery Drehobb, Jeri Kay Eaton, Cindy Ranson and husband Ron, Penny Pich and husband David, Craig Cook and wife Sandra, Robbie Kay Rodriguez and husband Jason.
The family would like to thank Bronte Health and Rehab Center for their exceptional and loving care.