Robert Erwin Bourland

September 17, 1924 - April 24, 2005

Mr. Robert Erwin Bourland, age 80, of McKinney, Texas passed away on April 24, 2005 in McKinney. He was born on September 17, 1924 in Chambersville, Texas to Ray E. and Emily I. (Chandler) Bourland. He married Frances Littlejohn on October 26, 1996 in McKinney. Mr. Bourland served in the U.S. Army. He was a charter member and deacon of the Community Avenue Baptist Church. He was very active in the Gideons. He retired from TXU after 40 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Frances Bourland of McKinney, Texas; sons, Don Bourland and wife, Carol also of McKinney and Bob Bourland and wife, Gloria of Ft. Worth, Texas; daughter, Linda Merchant and husband, Doug of Henderson, Texas; brothers, Lyman Bourland of Irving, Texas and Glynn R. Bourland and wife, Peggy of McKinney; sister, Edna Higgenbotham of McKinney; step daughters, Linda James and Stacy Edwards both of McKinney; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and 5 step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Louise. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, April 28, 2005 in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Bro. Don Bourland and family officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Wednesday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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That smile and greeting each time we met at a Gideon's meeting. Hal Camp Hal Camp, May 5, 2005 Frances, My heart and prayers go out to you. I know he was your true love, but now he is with his Lord and savior. May God be with you, Jean Terrell Jean Terrell, April 29, 2005 Our prayers are with you. May God's love, peace, and strength cover you now and always. Amy Pospisil, April 28, 2005 I want to extend my sympathy to the Bourland family. I had the pleasure of his company here at Medical Center of McKinney and will miss his humor. He always had a ready smile and a gleem in his eyes. Thank you for sharing this wonderful man with us. Teah Sharp, April 28, 2005 Our thoughts and prayers will be with you today and in the days to come. Larry and Jan Martin, April 28, 2005 Was a great christain friend that will be miss allways will be loved by friends and i will be praying for the family you will allways be in my prayers ! Keith Dillard, April 27, 2005 WE WILL MISS THIS WONDERFUL CHRISTIAN MAN......HE HAS DONE A LOT FOR HIS CHURCH AND HIS FELLOWMAN...GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY AND HIS CHURCH FAMILY. DENNIS AND JENNIE TINSLEY, April 27, 2005 With deepest Sympathy to the Bourland family. loved Robert so much as a friend and cousin in christ jesus. Brenda Joyce Chandler, April 27, 2005 I knew Mr. Bourland through the Medical Center of McKinney. He was a very sweet and caring man, he talked often about his family and how proud he was of them; he touched my heart. I am very thankful for the short time I knew him. My sincere condolences go out to his family. Andrea Jones, April 27, 2005 My prayers are with you all. Shannon Criger, April 27, 2005 Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Harold Gene Criger, April 27, 2005 I remember "Uncle Robert" as a very happy guy. I wish I could have known him better. Vance W. Russell, April 27, 2005 Greatest condolences, from Lion Gina Poynor Gina Poynor, April 27, 2005 Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. May God's love bring you peace. Julie Cooke, April 27, 2005 LINDA, I'M SORRY ABOUT YOUR DAD. YOU WILL KNOW ME AS LINDA PRINCE. WE WERE IN HOME MAKING TOGETHER, AND I WAS A YEAR AHEAD OF YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL. I REMEMBER GOING TO YOUR HOME SEVERAL TIMES AFTER SCHOOL, AND I COULD FEEL THE CLOSENESS THAT YOUR FAMILY HAD WITH THE LORD. I COULD FEEL THE WARMTH YOU ALL HAD, I HAD WISHED I HAD AT HOME. YOUR DAD IS IN A PLACE WITH THE LORD NOW. I KNOW HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. TAKE CARE, LINDA LINDA J TODD, April 27, 2005 I will always remember Uncle Robert & Aunt Louise taking me to church at King Memorial. And their visit to us in Kansas. I still remember the day they were here and Carrie was having her pre-school pictures made. My children will remember Uncle Robert fondly and that what family is all about. Love to you all Lynette Russell, April 27, 2005 I will always remember you. A very thoughtful man. Laurie A. Malveira, April 27, 2005 You were always a very thoughtful man, and a good friend. Nancy E. Malveira, April 27, 2005