Louis Burcham, 85, of Brownwood, formerly of Big Spring, passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, 7457 West Lake Road. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 at Heartland Funeral Home.
He and his twin sister, Loyce, were born on May 12, 1931, in Hico to Jesse and Mary Burcham.
The family moved from Hico to the West Texas area when he was approximately 8 years old. On Jan. 12, 1951, Louis married Dixie Thornton. He was then drafted into the Army during the Korean War. The couple had two children, Cheryl and Michael Burcham.
Louis later married Betty Goolsby on Oct. 3, 1968, and they resided at Lake Brownwood until 1972. They made their home in Abilene where they owned and operated Golf Cart City. Louis was an electrician by trade, and he enjoyed building custom golf carts. He loved to fish and camp with his children and grandchildren. In 1994 he retired and moved to Big Spring until 2009, when he and Betty returned to Brownwood.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Burcham of Brownwood; twin sister, Loyce Jones of Big Spring; children, Cheryl Burcham and wife Conda White of Vermont, Michael Burcham of Big Spring, Aron Goolsby and wife Barbara of Brownwood, Terry Goolsby and wife Donna of Rockdale, Dian Green and husband Jerry of Bangs, and Cheri Childers of Hawaii; grandchildren, Leanne and Dani Burcham of Big Spring, Erik Plew and wife Michelle, Jennifer Dodd of Pflugerville, Angie Goolsby of Rockdale, Brittany Craddock and husband Troy of Early, Tessa Knickerbocker and husband Ryan of Frisco, Madison Green of Bangs and Quade Harris of Hawaii; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and extended family.
He was proceeded in death by his parents; brothers, Alfred Burcham, Thomas ‘Hamp’ Burcham, Phillip Burcham and J.L. Burcham.