Born 8-6-1932 -- Died 8-31-2004
Billy Burba, 72, of Cave City, died Aug. 31, 2004, at a Memphis hospital. He was born Aug. 6, 1932, at Batesville to Lola Gladys Burba. He was retired from Ideal Baking Company where he worked in building maintenance, a carpenter, worked at the Batesville Stockyards at Charlotte and was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons -- Larry Burba of Cave City and Bobby Burba of Batesville; five grandsons -- Ricky Burba of Heber Springs, Daniel Burba and Matthew Burba, both of Cave City, Brandon Burba and Jeremy Burba, both of Batesville; one granddaughter Amanda Burba of Cave City; two great-granddaughters -- Eliza Burba of Batesville and Rebecca Buba of Heber Springs; one great-grandson, Cameron Burba of Batesville; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gwendolyn Kilpatrick Burba and one sister, Josephine Patterson.
The funeral service was Sept. 3 at the Antioch Church of Christ with Troy Henley and Royce Pendergrass officiating. Burial followed in the Young Cemetery on Antioch Road, North of Batesville, with arrangements under the direction of Qualls Batesville Funeral Service of Batesville.
Pallbearers were Ricky Burba, Brandon Burba Daniel Burba, Jeremy Burba, Don Henley, and Steve Davis.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Seven King, Dr. Rush Shellabarger, Dr. Sandra Kaplan, Henry Farris and Raymond Barnett.