Funeral service for Christopher Paul "Chris" Burch, 37, of Brownwood, formerly of Taft, Calif., will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 12, at the Abundant Life Church, with Pastor Dean Banks officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the funeral home. Netherton Funeral Home of Brownwood is in charge of the arrangements.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, in the West Side District Cemetery in Taft, Calif. A Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday Dec. 15, at Erickson and Brown Funeral Home at 501 Lucard Street in Taft, Calif.

Mr. Burch passed away on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, from injuries sustained in an oilfield accident near Rising Star.

Christopher Paul Burch was born on June 27, 1974, in Taft Calif. He was married to Debra Ann Hagans on April 1, 2005, in Bakersfield Calif. Together, they made their home in Taft, before moving to Brownwood in 2009. He enjoyed fishing, and was a motorcycle enthusiast. Chris was also a volunteer at the Lake Brownwood Bridge Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Abundant Life Church in Brownwood.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Debra Hagans of Brownwood; stepchildren, Teresa and Randy Totty of Tulsa, Okla., Christy and Bryan Dickey of Oxnard, Calif., and Michael George of Taft; his mother, Bobbie Garcia and husband Dale, of Taft; his dad, Neal Burch of Bakersfield Calif.; and his father, Michael Cowperthwaite and wife Kathy of Vernon, Texas. He is also survived by his sister, Carroll Ann Pauley and husband Norman; his grandmother, Lorraine Hammond; and his uncle, Jim Hammond, all of Taft, Calif.; and eight step-grandchildren.

Chris also leaves behind some very special friends, Brett and Susan Hathcock and Kody and Amy Hathcock, all of Bryson, Texas, Chantene Hathcock, Marta Wilson and David and Jeannie Hathcock and Boe Wilson, all of Sonora, Calif., and Betty and Ronald Bates all of Waco.

Chris will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Friends and family members are invited to sign the online guest book at www.nethertonfuneralhome.com.