Lou "Papo" Burress

December 26, 1922 - March 16, 2008

Lou “Papo” Burress, age 85, of Plano, Texas passed away March 16, 2008, in Allen, Texas. He was born December 26, 1922, in Fort Worth, Texas to Louis Allen Burress II and Hazel Smedley Burress. Lou entered into the Masonic Home in Forth Worth where he became a football star. He was one of the leading players on the infamous 1941 Mighty Mite Football squad under Coach Rusty Russell. He was a member of the Merchant Marines from 1941-1945. After being discharged, he attended Southern Methodist University where he continued to play football and met his wife, of 50 years. He married Charlyn Joyce Schmalzried on August 7, 1948. Lou enjoyed playing the accordion, golf, fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Hurricane Creek Country Club in Anna, Texas for many years. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Karren and Don Davidson of Valley View, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Lin Burress of Plano; 6 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Lou was preceded in death by his wife, Charlyn Burress. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. The family will receive friends for a visitation beginning at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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HEY SO SORRY ABOUT LOUIS.HE WAS ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS IN THIS WORLD WE LIVE IN. HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL.I KNOW MY PASSED WAS NOT THE BEST. BUT HE CAN NOW SEE MY LIFE NOW SOBER AN BE PROUD OF ME.ALL OF THIS FROM THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE.AS HE'LL BE WATCHING OVER YOU ALL WITH LOVE ALL THE BEST JOE CONNOLLY Kim Joseph Connolly, March 19, 2008 Hey Dad, thanks for a great life filled with lots of memories. The fun times will never be forgotten. The memories will be with us forever, now go up there and teach them how to play some golf. Love always, your daughter Karren Burress Davidson, March 18, 2008 How does one describe a love one has for their first cousin when she has no sisters or brothers, you were all that and more to me. You will always be in my heart and prayers. I was always so proud of you in all walks of life. I remember you playing the accordion, all of us gathering around and singing along. Even after we lost our only other young cousin, we still had our Mothers, 4 loving aunts and 2 great uncles. They kept us in tow! Every Sunday at Aunt Josie's farm was memorable, once you laughed when I cried after someone killed a chicken for lunch, only to find the pink pen feather on a chicken wing and then I wouldn't eat my pink pet chicken; and then they tried to trick us into churning the old ice cream maker by telling us it was a treat instead of a chore. My 4 children(Jim, Tim Cathy & Joe) were always told stories about Doris and Louis...You were a hero to us all when Joe came to live with you, he is a serious fisherman and hunter, thanks to you and Larry. Please know we'll never forget you and look after our other loved one's up there and save a few family jokes for me. God willing, I will be joining you soon, don't forget, I was the only girl in the family, Ha! My love is yours, Doris Belle DORIS BELLE ALEXANDER, March 18, 2008 Papo, Lin and I love you and we will miss you. Thanks for all of the good times we shared as father and son. Love you dearly and miss you. -Larry,Sr & Lin Larry Burress, Sr., March 18, 2008 Dearest Louis Jr, Mother and I so enjoyed our last visit, you seemed so content and at peace. I have so many fond memories of you and Aunt Charlene, I have driven by the old house many times in my work related travels and always think of Easters, egg hunts, baseball games in the front yard. I remember the many times you all would come to the Fort Worth funerals, that then seemed to be our constant get togethers. You will be missed and forever in our hearts and memories, Cathy Connolly Aledo, Texas CATHY CONNOLLY, March 18, 2008 Papo, We love you and we will miss you. We wish you peace and joy. We know that you will be looking down upon us, and you will not be forgotten. Dont forget to swing 'em straight and stay out of the "cat box". Larry Jr, Christina and Kaitlynn Burress, March 17, 2008