Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

1805 Highway 281 North, Marble Falls, TX


Wilford Burks Jr.

Wilford (Bill) Booth Burks, Jr. was born in Davidson, Oklahoma on March 18, 1924. He was one of eleven children born to Tommie Pearl and Wilford Boot Burks. He passed away on March 22, 2012 with his family at his side.

Bill’s early years were spent in farming with his father. He attended Oklahoma A&M and served in the 99th Division of the U.S. Army during World War II, participating in the Battle of the Bulge. After he completed his military service, he was employed by Dow Chemical and became Vice-president of Dow Chemical Computers Worldwide.

Bill’s happiest years were spent in Horseshoe Bay enjoying his family and friends, gardening, playing tennis and cooking.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Wenona, sons Roy Wilford (Marianne), Richard Boothe (Karin) and grandchildren Marine Staff Sargent Matthew Wilford (Britni), Katheren Burks Johnson (James), Ryan Shea Burks, Ashley Shea Burks and great-grandson, Cade Philip Burks Ortega.

The family would like to thank our church family for all of their love and support. Memorial donations may be made in Bill’s name to The Church at Horseshoe Bay.

Graveside service was held Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Horseshoe Bay Mausoleum with Pete Christy officiating.

Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com

Arrangements under the direction of Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home of Marble Falls.


  • Visitation Monday, March 26, 2012


Wilford Burks Jr.

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Kevin Shea

December 8, 2012

To Bill's family
I treasure all the moments spent with Bill and his entire family.

Darryl and Mary Alice Crabb

April 14, 2012

Wenona and family,
May you sense the tender embrace of Jesus as He brings comfort; and, may loving memories of Bill bring you peace.

Sincere Sympathy!

Ron Kyhos

April 1, 2012

Roy,Marianne,Rick and Karin:

I am very sorry to read of your father's passing. My best wishes to all of you in this time of sorrow.

Ron Kyhos
Easton, MD

March 30, 2012

Wenona, Roy and Rick,
So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We didn't know him well but knew that he was a loving husband and Father. Midland was very fortunate when the Burk's family moved to Midland in the 60's and raised a wonderful family, two gifted athletes that are now outstanding young men. We still have a letter that Wenona sent to the Midland Elks Lodge in 1969 praising the Elks for beginning a Summer BB Program that lasted for some years. Her boys and other Midland boys didn't have to travel to Saginaw to play hoops.
Jim and Shirlee Hampton
Northport, MI

Flo Gofton

March 29, 2012

Dear Family, Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. He was a great guy to work for.

Charlene Linderman Tenniswood

March 29, 2012

Wenona, thinking of you in your loss. My sympathies.

Bill Schmidt

March 29, 2012

Dear Wenona,
So sorry to hear that Bill is gone. He was a fine gentleman, an excellent boss, a friend and mentor, and he certainly helped my career in numerous ways. I'm sorry we didn't get down to Texas to see him again. Betty Nixon had kept us updated occasionally. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you start on your new path. Sincerely, Bill and Beth Schmidt

Bob Ribble

March 29, 2012

Dear Roy, Rick and families: So sorry to read about the loss of your dad. You were all so lucky to be a part of a great family. My sympathies.