Born: May 21, 1916 Erath, McLennan County, Texas
Died: August 11, 2004 Waco, McLennan County, Texas
Billie Boyd Burt, 88, of China Spring, entered life eternal on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel with the Rev. Paul A. Smith officiating. Interment will follow at China Spring Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 13 at the funeral home.
Billie was born May 21, 1916, in Erath, Texas, son of Charles W. and Rachel Goodman Burt. He attended schools in Erath and China Spring. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. On Feb. 22, 1941, he married the love of his life, Virginia Ruth “Ginger” Grimes, in San Diego, Calif. They moved to Houston in 1945, where he worked for the Houston Transit Authority. In 1952, he and Ginger moved to China Spring where he was a dairy farmer. Billie and Ginger lived there until their deaths.
Survivors include daughters, Linda Kroll and husband, Vernon of China Spring, Peggy Kerr and husband, Jimmie of China Spring, and Ann Owen and husband, Marshall of Woodway; sons, Bill Burt and wife, Sandi of Levelland, Larry Burt and wife Glenda of Longview, and Greg Burt and wife Kathy of Valley Mills; sister, Juanita McBride of Bend, OR.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Lance Burt, Kyle Burt, Kade Burt, Wendell Burt, Todd Kroll, Duane Kerry, Brian Kerr, Jerry Pierce and Cameron Owen; special nephew Joe Burt and special family friend, Alex Dominguez.