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Woodrow Bryant DeBusk
Obituary for Woodrow Bryant DeBusk
Avalanche Journal
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Woodrow Bryant DeBusk, of Idalou, departed from this life on May 17, 2009 at the age of 90. He was born on May 24, 1918 to Christopher "Tip" Houston and Nettie Brown (Acrey) DeBusk in Cross Cut, Texas. Woodrow graduated from Idalou High School in 1938 and later married Nellie Watson on December 24, 1938. She preceded him in death on September 11, 2004.

He was a member of the Lions Club, served on the Boards of the Idalou Co-op Gin, Idalou Methodist Church, City Council, School Board, and Buffalo Lakes, participated in baseball little league and the Idalou Ski Club in the 1950s. Woodrow loved to play golf and fly. He was a pilot for many years. He and his family moved from Cross Cut to Idalou in 1923 where he farmed until his passing.

Those left to cherish his memory are his two daughters, Lynn Neff of San Angelo and Tondya Bownds and husband Lance of Idalou; two sons, Chris DeBusk and wife Barbara Jean of Lubbock, Dwayne DeBusk and wife Pat of Idalou; one brother, Monroe DeBusk of Idalou; eleven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Jerry Don and Rex Keith DeBusk; three brothers; and four sisters.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial donations to be made to the Idalou Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 858, Idalou, TX 79329 or the American Cancer Society, 3411 73rd Street, Lubbock, TX 79423.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church in Idalou with Tim DeBusk, Stace DeBusk and Rev. Terry Brown officiating. Interment is to follow at the Idalou Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the personal care of White Funeral Home in Idalou. To register or send condolences online, please visit

See the Obituary for his wife Nellie Beulah Watson