The Ebby Halliday Companies have lost a dear friend. Rufus C. Burleson, husband of President & CEO Mary Frances Burleson, passed away in his sleep on November 13.
Many in the company knew Rufus well, he was a regular at company events and one of the biggest cheerleaders for the entire organization. And for those who didn t know him personally, they knew his infamous Dog Art. Rufus and Mary Frances have raised Boxers for many years and each holiday, he created an original Boxer painting which was reproduced as a postcard for every member of the Ebby Halliday Company as well as many friends.
Mary Frances was his best friend and soul mate and he was at her side for 55 years – never missing a chance to support her real estate career or share in her success and honors.
She was his world and he was her cowboy.
Rufus was the epitome of a good guy and we will all miss his big smile, hearty laugh and his uncanny ability to make each and every person he spoke to feel special and appreciated.
Visitation will be held at Restland Funeral Home tonight from 6-8 p.m.
A memorial service and celebration of life is scheduled for Friday, November 20 at 2 p.m. at Park Cities Baptist Church, 3933 Northwest Parkway, Dallas 75225. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to Buckner International, c/o Jim Huey, Buckner Foundation, 600 N. Pearl St., Ste. 2260, Dallas, 75201 or the American Boxer Charitable Foundation, ABCF Memorial Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 8667, Spokane, WA 99203.
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