Eldon Worth DeBusk son of Samuel "Sam"
Dickson DeBusk and Frances Virginia Broocke was born 26 Jan 1913 in
Brown County, Texas and died 11 Dec 1997 in Coleman County, Texas. He
married Zora Viola McDermett daughter of Oscar McDermett and Ethel May
Gould 02 Dec 1906 in Coleman County, Texas. She was born 17 Sep 1911 on
the McDermett Ranch, Callahan County, Texas and died 09 Jan 1994 in
Coleman, Coleman County, Texas. They are both buried at Burkett
Cemetery, Coleman County, Texas
Obituary Dec. 13, 1997 Abilene Reporter
E.W. 'Jack' DeBusk
BURKETT -- E.W. "Jack" DeBusk, 84, died Thursday at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Higginbotham Funeral Home
Chapel in Cross Plains with Dr. Richard Chaffin officiating. Burial
will be in Burkett Cemetery.
Mr. DeBusk was born in Coleman
County and was a stockfarmer. He was a member of Burkett Methodist
Church and was the widower of Zora McDermett DeBusk, whom he married in
1932 in Santa Anna.
Survivors include one son, Pat DeBusk of
Houston; two sisters, Lois Garrett of Cross Plains and Jo Davee of
Rising Star; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
E.W 'Jack' DeBusk
E.W. "Jack" DeBusk, 84, widely¬know Coleman
County farmer¬rancher, who died unexpectedly at his home four miles
west of Burkett, was laid to rest Sunday afternoon. Funeral service was
held from the Higginbotham Chapel in Cross
ns with Dr. Richard
Chaffin, Local United Methodist pastor offi¬ciating. Jack Scott, a
lifelong friend, delivered the eulogy.
Friends crowded the funeral
home far beyond capacity with scores of people standing in the aisles
and adjoining corridors. The procession to the Burkett cemetery was
re¬ported more than a mile in length, as friends paid parting respects
to a man who had been their neighbor and friend for generations and was
a descendant of pioneers who settled in this locality more than 100
Jack DeBusk had been in declining health for more
than a year but continued to live alone after the death of his wife
three years ago. He had planned to visit a cardiologist Thursday
afternoon and when he was late in meeting a nephew who was to accompany
him, relatives drove to his home and found him dead in the yard. Oddly,
his body was only a few steps from the spot where his wife had been
fatally stricken. Death resulted from hear problems. He was wearing a
pace¬maker at the time.
Jack DeBusk was widely known. He graduated
from Cross Plains High School and had been active in community and
church affairs throughout his life. He had been a Burkett school
trustee, election judge for many years and an agri¬cultural committee
member for Coleman County in various phases of the federal farm
program. He was a long-time member and dedicated supporter of the
United Methodist Church.
Survivors are a son, Pat DeBusk and wife
Suanna of Houston; two sisters, Lois Garrett of Cross Plains and Jo
Davee of Rising Star; two grandchildren, Andrew DeBusk and wife Cathy,
and Amy Gillispie and husband Mark, and one great¬granddaughter Kirby
(Hoover) Gillespie, all of Houston.
Pallbearers were Dick Koenig,
Sam Koenig, Jack Angeley, Larry McAnally, Eddie Joe McAnally, Jerry
Andis, Dwayne Cunningham and Tom Carter.
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Zora V. DeBusk, 82, of Burkett died
Sunday, January 9, 1994, at a Coleman hospital.
Services were at 2pm at Higginbotham
Funeral Home Chapel with Don Roath Officiation. Burial was in Burkett
Mrs. DeBusk was a member of First United
Methodist Church of Burkett and was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Jack
DeBusk of Burkett; one son, Pat DeBusk of Houston; three sisters, Rita
Knight of Cross Plains, Susan Andis of Coleman and Frances McAnally of
Burkett, and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the First
United Methodist Church, Burkett, or your favorite charity.