Burl Allen Rich

Burl Allen Rich, 81, was called to his heavenly home Friday, April 5, 2019 in Bonham.

Mr. Rich was born Sept. 1, 1937 in Graham, the son of Howard and Marie (Ridell) Rich. In high school, he was a star athlete. Burl was an All-State football player, second fastest hurdler in the state of Texas, and played All Star softball for Clark Equipment. He later served his country proudly in the U.S. Army and Marines. Burl served as the president of New Deal Booster Club in 1976, and coached Little League Baseball. Burl was also a great dad and granddad. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Rich leaves behind his family, sons, Tony Rich, Harold Rich, daughter, DeDe Alderman, stepsons, Chuck Stevens, Ronnie Stevens, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Mary Lou Rich, son, Burl Rich Jr. and stepson, Donnie Stevens.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman.

Condolences may be registered online at http://www.fishserfh.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home in Denison.

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Graham, Texas 76450
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