Willie J. Burford Jr.

Willie J. Burford, Jr., 81, of Beaumont, died Thursday, October 19, 2017. A native and lifelong resident of Beaumont, he retired as a plant supervisor with BASF, Beaumont, after many years of employment. His funeral service were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 23, 2017, at Turning Point Church. A committal followed at 3:00 p.m., at Hayman Cemetery, Coldspring, under the direction of Broussard’s, Beaumont. He is survived by his wife, Carol Burford; children, Dale Burford of Evadale and Susan Underwood of Fannett; and sisters, JoAnn Widner, of Bevil Oaks; Linda Bailey and Barbara Giarraputo, both of Beaumont; brother, Bobby Burford of Lumberton; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Willie “Bud” Burford Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o YMBL, 7250 Wespark Circle, Beaumont, Texas 77705.

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