Gordon Lee Burch

January 11, 1941June 24, 2013

Gordon Lee Burch, age 72, of Arlington, lost his brave battle with cancer and peacefully went with the Lord on Monday, June 24, 2013 in Mansfield, Texas.

Memorial services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Lakeside Park at Whippoorwill Bay, 207 Skylark Drive, Granbury, Texas.

He was born Gordon Lee Burch on January 11, 1941 in Wirt, Oklahoma, a son of James Burch and Onnie Gordon Burch. He was born a full blood Cherokee Indian. Gordon served in the reserves in the United States Air Force. He married Veola (Vee) Cato in 1968. In 1969, Gordon and Vee welcomed their one and only child, Rhonda. Gordon first started working at Moore Funeral Home in the cemetery as a grave digger. He would dig the graves by hand, and could dig a grave faster than anyone. Later in life, Gordon opened the Busy Bee Custom Windows shop in Arlington. Gordon loved to fish and work in the garden. Most of all, Gordon loved his family.

He is survived by his wife, Veola (Vee) Burch; one daughter, Rhonda Duffey and husband Tony; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials to the American Cancer Society in memory of Gordon at


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 29, 2013


Gordon Lee Burch

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June 25, 2013

Gordon was truly one of the nicest men I have ever met. I can remember Gordon and Vee coming everytime I moved t oput my waterbed together because no one else knew how and he would always hang my pictures and mirrors for me .Iwas always so amazed at how he and Vee could work together, and be together 24 /7 and not argue .He was so a lot of fun to visit with .I moved and have not seen them in a few years but will always cherish knowing him. DeDe