Lou "Papo"


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Lou "Papo" Burress

Dec 26 1922 - Mar 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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