A graveside service for Theo Burleson, age 83, of Dike will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 11, 2012 at Conner Cemetery, with Chaplain James Anderson officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Allen Nelson, Casey Phillips, Jeremy Burleson, Ralph Calhoun, Jack Towers and A. G. Sanderfer. Honorary pallbearers will be Telly Saucedo, Mark Thomas and Rick Owens. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
Theo Burleson passed away at his residence Tuesday morning, May 8, 2012. He was born in Trenton on January 18, 1929, the son of John Burleson and Mary Mattie (Williams) Burleson. He married Geraldine (Jerry) Crutchfiels in Dallas on May 13, 1950; she survives.
He was a meter investigator for Dallas Power Light and a member of Cross Timber Cowboy Church.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Carol Nelson and husband, Allen and Sandy Collins; son, Craig Burleson and wife, Cindy Jo, , all of Dike; daughter-in-law, Kathy Burleson of Grand Prairie; sister, Betty Jane Leone of California; grandchildren, Jeremy Burleson, Julie Saucedo, Sarah Phillips, Ellean Nelson, Jared Burleson, Lydia Burleson and Jeffery Burleson and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Randall Lynn Burleson; grandson, Randall Lance Davis; two brothers and four sisters.
Memorials may be made to Cross Timber Cowboy Church, P.O. Box 43, Dike, TX 75437.
Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.