Judge Bill Burdock, 75, passed from this world to the next on Thursday, May 18, 2017.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 27, 2017, at First United Methodist Church of Boyd.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the First United Methodist Church of Boyd.
The Judge was born April 28, 1942 to George and Edith Burdock in Oskaloosa, Iowa. After graduation from high school in Des Moines, he proceeded to learn the trucking business, where he was an over the road driver and member of the Teamsters Local #147.
After a few years of driving a truck, Mr. Burdock enrolled in Utah State University where he graduated with honors in 1967. After a brief service in the United States Army, he enrolled in Law School at SMU. After graduation, Judge Burdock was hired by the Tarrant County District Attorneys Office and worked his way up to felony prosecutor.
After leaving the District Attorneys office, Mr. Burdock opened up a law practice in Saginaw. In 1982, he threw his hat in the ring and ran for Justice on the Second Court of Appeals. He was successful in his election and served as Justice until his defeat for re-election, where upon, he ran for newly created 371st District Court in 1990, waging a successful write-in campaign. The Judge then served as a visiting Judge throughout Texas.
Judge Burdock also served as Municipal Judge for the cities of Blue Mound, Rhome, River Oaks, Lake Worth, and Edge Cliff Village.
Mr. Burdock also served as attorney for the cities of Haslet, Blue Mound, and the Lake Country Municipal Utility District.
Judge Burdock also served the public by holding positions as councilman in Saginaw and as a member of the Eagle Mountain Saginaw School Board.
Survivors: Wife, Lee Burdock; children, Burke Burdock and wife, Caitlyn of Saginaw, Anthony Burdock and wife, Bridgid of Sacramento, California, Aileen Burdock of Hollywood, California, Bryan Burdock of New York City; stepchildren, Stacey Smith of Azle, Travis Smith of Springtown; grandchildren, Madison, Sophie, and Grace of Saginaw, Megan Weeks of Kemp, Skylar McCombs, Brecken Smith, and Eli Nester of Bentonville, Arkansas; great-granddaughter, Adalynn Weeks of Kemp.