Harry Vincent Burdge

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Harry Vincent Burdge

WICHITA FALLS, TX: Harry Vincent Burdge, age 88, passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Harry donated his body to Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas. Memorial service will be at a later date. Harry wanted his death to have a purpose like his life, he felt like if he could help someone with medical research than he should.

Harry was a Christian and a member of the United Methodist Church of Iowa Park, and as a Christian he felt even in death it should have meaning and purpose.

Harry was born December 15, 1925 in Port Royal, PA to Vincent Moses and Ada Sophrina Burdge. He joined the Navy at an early age - he was in WWII and Korean War. He married the love of his life Mary Jane Shafffer. Who preceded him in death, they were married 65 years. He was ready to be with her again so he could hold her hand.

He is survived by his six children, Sandra Jane and her husband, Jim Johnson of Ohio and Roger and his wife, Connie of Ohio and Linda and Terry Spiegel of Ohio, Pam and Kyle Belcher of Texas and Wendy and Donnie Giles of Texas and Angie and George Heckert of Ohio. He had 17 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. He loved his family and he instilled in his children the love of God and family.

Harry was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Wilson, Kenneth Wilson and Noah Heckert.

Harry moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio to be an electrician and he also worked at the Waste Water treatment plant of Ohio until his retirement. Then they moved to Texas for the warmer climate.

The family would like to Thank Hospice of Wichita Falls for all of the loving care that they gave. Special Thanks to his nurses Val Thomas and Vera Chessar who he always looked forward to seeing and also to his CNAs or as Dad would have phrased it his butt scrubbers, Brittany and Shaundra.

The family request memorials please be given to Hospice of Wichita Falls, TX 4909 Johnson Rd., Wichita Falls, TX 76310.
Published in the Telegraph-Forum on May 14, 2014
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