Jack David Burson, 82, of Shelbyville

Jack David Burson, 82, of Shelbyville, passed away July 17, 2018, in The Woodlands. 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, July 22, 2018, at Center Church of Christ.  Interment will follow at Strong Cemetery in Huxley. 

Mr. Burson was born June 20, 1936, in Sentinel, Oklahoma, to Isaac Burson and Annice Hill Burson.  He served in the United State Navy.  Prior to retirement, Mr. Burson was a professor at McNeese State University and Oklahoma State University, where he taught Electronic Technology for 40 years.  Mr. Burson was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed watching movies and airplanes and collecting things and visiting.  He was a member of Center Church of Christ. 


He is survived by

Wife: Annabell Burson of Shelbyville, Texas


Brother: Byron Burson and wife, Sharon, of College Station, Texas



Betty Miller of Amarillo, Texas

Rosalee Cartwright of Morris, Illinois


Numerous nieces and nephews


Brother-in-law: Oliver Earl Russell of Washington State


Preceded in death by

Parents: Isaac Burson and Annice Hill Burson

Son: David Burson

Brother-in-law: Leonard Russell


Pallbearers will be Evan Burson, Chuck Raymond, Cade Burson, Andrea Cuzzupe, Ronnie Golden and Byron Burson II.

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