Obits

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Roy "Tate" Gunn

Roy “Tate” Gunn

April 14, 1929 — October 14, 2019

There are men and there are great men. On Monday, Oct. 14, we lost one of the greatest. Roy “Tate” Gunn, age 90, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, after a long arduous battle with MDS. This left us the daunting task of writing his obituary. There are no words that can come close to describing such an incredible Man and do justice to his life and presence on this earth. He was an inspiration and a role model of what a man should be to many. He lived life to the fullest and fear and failure were not in his vocabulary. He lived a life according to his values and morals. Few people accomplish their goals in life, he did so with an unwavering strength that made his “larger than life” goals not only attainable, but effortless. He was a Pilot, a Rancher, a Soldier, a Motel owner a hunting and fishing enthusiast, a great provider, husband, father, grandfather, friend and so much more.

Wed
23
Oct

Chance Stegall

Chance Dillon Stegall

May 27, 1997 — September 14, 2019

Chance Dillon Stegall, age 22, of Austin, Texas and formerly of Brady, Texas passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 in Austin, Texas. Chance was born May 27, 1997 in Llano, Texas to Gary Wayne Stegall and Amie Kaye Gray. Chance grew up around Lake Buchanan.  He attended Burnet schools until 6th grade, where he first got his love of the Burnet Bullpup Band. His family then moved to Bangs where he became a Bangs Dragon and his talents got him a spot on the High School Marching Band in the 8th grade.

Wed
16
Oct

Faye Marie Funke

Faye Marie Funke

February 25, 1929 — October 11, 2019

Faye Marie Funke, 90, passed away on October 11, 2019 in Burnet, Texas.

A graveside service is planned for Friday, October 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Liberty Hill Cemetery to be officiated by Dylan Thompson. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 17 at Jenkins Funeral Home, formerly Edgar Funeral Home, Burnet, Texas.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jarret Scott, Ty Scott, Galen Davidson and Taylor Mullins.

Faye was born on February 25, 2019 to Luther and Helena Jacoby in York, PA. She married Earle Funke and together they raised 5 children. She was a long time resident of Burnet, a member of Hill Country Fellowship Church. She loved dong crossword puzzles, crochet and crafts.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Earle Funke; sons, Skip Funke and Larry Funke; grandson, Gary Funke; and sister, Arlene Williams.

Wed
16
Oct

Milus Stewart Brizendine

Milus Stewart Brizendine

February 22, 1937 — August 16, 2019

Milus Stewart Brizendine, 82, of Texas City, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 at Laurel Court in Alvin, Texas.

Stewart was born Feb. 22, 1937 in Bertram, Texas. He worked at Todd Shipyard for 20 years before going into engineering consulting as an instrument designer. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Burnet, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Melvin and Ruby Stewart; his mother Leta Mae Asher, and her husband Buck Asher; his father, Lloyd Millard Brizendine; brother, Melvin B Asher; his first wife, and mother of his children, Nancy Bibles Brizendine, and second wife, Bonnie S Brizendine.

Wed
16
Oct

Billy Jack Abbott

Billy Jack Abbott

d. October 10, 2019

Billy Jack Abbott, 78, of Llano, Texas, passed away on Oct. 10, 2019. He was born in San Angelo, Texas in 1941 to William Arthur Abbott and Edith Roxie Davis.

He served in the US Army and was honorably discharged in 1963. He attended the Police Academy in Corpus Christi, Texas from 1968 to 1970 and worked in law enforcement for the next 30-plus years, primarily as a Chief Deputy or Investigator.

In 2000, he became a contract investigator conducting background investigations for US Border Patrol and ICE until his retirement in 2016. He was also a self-employed private investigator, certified process server, carried a Top Secret Clearance and a Master Peace Officer Certification from TCOLE. He was a member of the Sheriff’s Association of Texas, Crime Stoppers, Texas Chief Deputies Association, Texas Association of Licensed Investigators and the Homicide Investigators of Texas.

Wed
16
Oct

Anna Marion Lockhart

Anna Marion Lockhart

May 24, 1926 — October 9, 2019

Anna Marion Lockhart, age 93, of Bertram, Texas, passed away with her family at her side on Oct. 9, 2019. Marion was born May 24, 1926, in Casper, Wyoming. She was the daughter of Peter Frandsen and Anna Kirstina Jensen Frandsen. Her father was born in South Dakota and her mother was a naturalized citizen of Denmark. She was proud of her Danish ancestry.

Marion was married to Eldridge “Lock” Lockhart in 1945 and they had two children, Kenneth Craig Lockhart and Lynnda Kristina Lockhart, who survive her.

Marion met Lock in Hawaii where she worked for the Navy Department as a secretary. She also later worked as a secretary in Inyokern, California, and as a psychiatric technician in Denver, Colorado.

Wed
16
Oct

Doris (Russell) Sealey

Doris (Russell) Sealey

October 23, 1920 — September 26, 2019

Doris (Russell) Sealey went to her heavenly home on September 26, 2019 at the age of 98.

She was born to Neva and Lemuel “Lem” Russell on October 23, 1920 in Andice, Texas.  She was a faithful wife and loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many.

On July 6, 1940 she was joined in marriage to Travis Eudell Sealey at the First Baptist Church of Houston in the pastor study. They had 3 children, 2 sons, Tommy and Jacky and 1 daughter Sherlyn.  Throughout her life she prioritized her strong faith and the importance of being the best wife, mother and grandmother her family could ask for. 

Wed
09
Oct

Dean Pete (Pistol) Pearce

Dean Pete (Pistol) Pearce

October 25, 1954 — September 25, 2019

Pete Pearce was born Oct. 25, 1954 in McNary, Arizona as one of nine children born to Lowell Rogers and Mary Louise Allen Pearce. He passed away Sept. 25, 2019 in Brenham, Texas.

Pete attended Snowflake Unified High School in Snowflake, Arizona and Studied at Eastern Arizona College and was a member of their Rodeo Team.

Growing up he was an active member of 4-H and showed Steers at the Holbrook Arizona, Navajo County Fair. He was a self-taught Professional Team Roper and was a true cowboy at heart and in life. He always had a rope in his hand and was always willing to help someone with their roping skills.

Pete was the 1989 Coors World Finals Champion Heeler and won the George Strait Team Roping Classic in 1984 and 1986. Pete loved his Savior and his fellowmen, and was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Wed
09
Oct

Herbert (Herbie) Bailey Norman

Herbert (Herbie) Bailey Norman

d. October 3, 2019

Herbert (Herbie) Bailey Norman, age 83, passed away at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3after receiving care from Hospice at his home in Council Creek Village, Burnet Texas.

Herbie, son of Elma Lee and J.T. Norman, was born in a tent in Lampasas, Texas on Sulphur Creek. He was lovingly raised by his grandparents, Viva Georgia and Euel Franklin Ellis of Burnet. Herbie served in the Korean War from 1953 to 1956 with the US Navy on the DDE 577 USS Sproston, aka a tin can destroyer. Later, Herbie experienced an unexpected loss of his only son Herbert Wayne Norman in 1979.

Herbie was a Harley rider and loved fishing and being on the water.

Wed
02
Oct

Tomasa Bernal Castillo

Tomasa Bernal Castillo

November 16, 1921 — September 28, 2019

On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, Tomasa Bernal Castillo of Burnet, Texas passed away at the age of 97.

Tomasa was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Blanco, and moved to Burnet at a very young age, spending over 82 years as a resident of Burnet.

Tomasa was married to Charlie Castillo of Burnet and together they raised nine children: Adelia Rivera of Waco, Texas; Felipe Salazar; Benita Gutierrez of Marble Falls, Texas; Lydia Gonzalez of Waco, Texas; Jimmy Salazar of Austin, Texas; Angie Castillo of Burnet, Texas; Charlie Castillo, Jr. of Montgomery, Texas; Henry Castillo of Burnet, Texas and Daniel Castillo of Burnet.

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