A public visitation for Jackie “Jack” Noel Burrows, 87, will be held Monday, July 10, 2023 from 5-7 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home. Burial will occur in a private family graveside.
He passed away July 6, 2023 in Childress.
Jackie was born July 28, 1935 in Kirkland to Odis Clifton Burrows and Lillie Mae Gregory Burrows.
As a young child he liked music and learned to play the guitar and sing. At the age of 8, he won his first talent show at the Palace Theater playing “Little Brown Jug.” Jackie loved country music, particularly Johnny Cash, and similar music. He would eventually play in several bands. As a young boy, Jackie told stories of going to the Childress Air Base with his brother and friends where there was a boxing ring where they would all box for fun and, at times, would go over to Lake Childress and watch the planes practice skip bombing. Jackie liked hunting and fishing. As a teenager, he met his lifelong sweetheart, Mary Ann Johnson at Carey. Jackie married Mary Ann August 8, 1952 and was married to her for 62 years until her passing. Jackie served in the Army and was stationed in Germany where he and Mary Ann lived while serving. Jackie loved life, he worked hard and he enjoyed trying new things. He worked with his father in a mechanic shop on Hwy 287, City Parts, sold insurance, worked for the monument company, the railroad, at the Church of Christ and for TxDOT until he retired in 1996. Jackie loved farming and ranching type work and owned a couple of farms. He enjoyed raising cattle and pretty much anything country. Jackie didn’t mind working two or three jobs, whatever it took to raise his family. He also enjoyed woodworking, restoring old furniture and he could do upholstery work. He liked old cars and auto body and auto paint work. Jackie came from a time where there wasn’t much he couldn’t do. After suffering a major stroke 13 years ago, he could no longer do a lot of the things he enjoyed. He is back in the arms of his sweetheart, Mary Ann, the people he loved and he is playing and singing country music about to ride away with them on his favorite horse, Tonto.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary Ann, a sister, Barbara Hughes, a brother, Darrell Burrows and two grandchildren, Christopher Prather and Sophie Ann Burrows.
Survivors include a daughter, Belinda Price and Joseph Stalcup; two sons, Dane Burrows and wife, Jeanie, and Royce Burrows and wife, Michie; grandchildren, Crystal Thomas, Aaron Burrows, Dalton Burrows, Dakota Burrows and Stormy Burrows Foster, 13 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.