Roy D. "Teny" Burroughs


Roy D. "Teny" Burroughs

Memorial services for Roy D. (Teny) Burroughs, 82, of Wells, Texas, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 10, 2008, at the Falvey Memorial United Methodist Church in Wells with Pastor Joe Beran officiating.  Private interment services will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Burroughs was born May 10, 1926, in Forest, Texas, to the late Cordie (Hester) and George Prentis Burroughs.  He died Sunday, July 6, 2008, in a Lufkin nursing facility.

Mr. Burroughs was a retired Educator.  He began his career as a coach/teacher with the Maydelle I.S.D., moving to the Hudson I.S.D. in 1953.  In 1974, he became employed with the Murchison I.S.D., where he retired as the Superintendent.  Mr. Burroughs served his country in the United States Army during World War II, serving in England and Germany.  He was a member of Falvey Memorial United Methodist Church and had resided in Wells for the past 24 years.  He was also a member of Rusk V.F.W. Post #3406, Wells Masonic Lodge #915, A.F. & A.M., and the Retired Teachers Association of Cherokee County.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Bobbye Burroughs of Wells; daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Randy Scott of Kingwood; son, Terry Burroughs of Cleveland; grandchildren and their spouses, Emily and Chris Rickman of Midlothian, Virginia, Heather and Scott Pulaski of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Bradley and Brooke Scott of Kingwood, Andrew Scott of Kingwood, and Kayla Burroughs of Richmond, Texas; great grandson, Samuel Rickman; and faithful companion, Molly the Wonder Weiner Dog.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, as well as brothers, W.R. Burroughs and M.L. "Red" Burroughs.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Falvey Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 40, Wells, Texas 75976.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors