James McAllen Burd

James McAllen Burd (89), of La Marque, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. He was born in Henderson, Texas on February 1, 1928 to Oma Vera Welch Burd and Glen B. Burd.  James proudly served in the United States Navy and was Honorably Discharged in 1947.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his loving wife Geneva Burd, and daughter in-law Angie Burd and son Robert C. Burd.  James is survived by his daughter Vicky Riggs; six sons: Gerald Burd and wife Linda, Michael Burd, Tommy Burd, Daniel Burd and wife Susan, Joseph Nichols and wife Vicki, and Donnie Burd and wife Kathy; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. A funeral service will begin at 10:00am on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the James Crowder Funeral Home with Pastor James Benson officiating; interment to follow at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.




  1. Grandpa Burd, you will be missed. You were a great man and I am honored that I got to be a part of your family for a time.

    To Joe, Danny, Donnie, Mike, Gerry, Tommy and the rest of the family, I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers during this time. I will never forgot the love that he and Grandma Burd had to give.

    May God Bless you all during this difficult time.

    Heather Lane and family
  2. Jim was part of my family”s life for many years. I know he was welcomed into Heaven by our beloved Mutt and that they are having a great reunion. Prayers and sympathy for all his family. He was a sweet man and will be missed. Peggy Hartnett

    Peggy Hartnett

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