Willis Burton Dumas

Our Paw Paw, Willis Burton Dumas, of League City Texas passed away on Tuesday May 23,2023 He was born in Troup, TX June 1 , 1919 to W. E. Dumas and Cora Dumas. He was a World War II veteran (US Navy) who loved his country. His love for country was only surpassed by his love towards his family, especially his great-grandchildren. Paw Paw loved teaching them how to call birds and play games. He also loved sports, especially the Houston Astros.  

Burton is preceded in death by his wife of 48 years Olive Belle Dumas. He is survived by his daughter Suzanne Carrico, two grandchildren Celeste Nicole Lockstein and husband Jonathan Lockstein, Stephen Ryan Carrico and Alisa Carrico, five great-grandchildren, Jacob Christopher Lockstein, Emma Bell Carrico, Braeden Nash Lockstein, Ian Robert Carrico and Ariah Nicole Lockstein. A memorial service will be held at Crowder Funeral Home League City, TX on Friday May 26, 2023 at 10:00. 




  1. My Uncle Burton told the Best stories about everything! From growing up in the small town in Texas, to jokes, to just about anything! But he had the cutest laugh! He loved his sports and was an avid fan in front of his TV through his later years. He loved Mexican cuisine and got such a kick out of all his family telling stories on each other when they would gather up visit. He was a great .”Daddy, Uncle, friend & paw-paw” to us all, and he will be greatly missed. ❤️

    Lori Engel Gay
  2. I want to express my condolences to all the family of my Uncle Burton, especially to my Cousin Suzanne. It seems like only yesterday that I remember him and his brothers arriving back in Houston after the war, World War II of course, all so handsome in their uniforms and full of stories and relief that they had all survived. All of us Dumas cousins were so close growing up and attending those big family parties. Burton lived a long life, surviving a bout with polio at a time his wife was struggling with tuberculosis, and I’m so happy for his family that he could be with them for so long. While physical problems prevent my attending the funeral, I will be thinking of you all Friday and in the coming days.

    Linda Gillan Griffin
  3. He was a real nice man and uncle and will be missed. I will have to miss his funeral but he and his family are in our hearts!

    Joseph Engel

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