Burford, William Eugene William Eugene Burford was born May 16, 1936 to Rosa Mae & Emmett Burford in Lubbock, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University. Bill has been President and owner of Texas Art Gallery for over forty years. He conducted auction sales specializing in Western and European art, antiques, silver and rare wines for over 30 years. He also held a Texas Auctioneer License. Through the years, he has conducted auctions for numerous charities including Art About Town, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Houston Grand Opera, Notre Dame School, The National Kidney Foundation of Texas, Northwood University, Texas Tech University and the Wesley Rankin Community Center. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Methodist Health System Foundation & Committee of Trustees for Highland Park United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Patricia K. Burford; daughter, Sherrie Schork & husband Alan & their children, Erin Bridges & husband Lee & Sara Schork; stepchildren Debbie Leeuw, Vicki Leeuw, Jim Leeuw & wife Sheri & their children, Tyler, Taylor, Jordyn, Blake, Hunter, Patrick & Ella. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Chad Leeuw. Memorial services will be held at Highland Park United Methodist Church in the main sanctuary, Monday, February 23, 2009 at 10 am with Rev. Bill Smith officiating. A reception will follow the service at Texas Art Gallery, 5570 West Lovers Lane, Inwood Village Suite #396. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Texas Tech University Scholarship Fund, Methodist Health System Foundation or Highland Park United Methodist Church.
Published in Dallas Morning News from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2009.