George E. Burger, 69,of Pilot Point passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013 in Denton, Texas. He was born in Denton, TX. to Louis Edward Burger and Isabell Anne Hilz on February 12, 1944 . He married Wanda Francine Graves on April 27, 1968 in Pilot Point, Texas. George retired from the Denton Fire Department after twenty-four years of service to the City of Denton. He was a United States Army veteran and worked bailing hay and doing farm/ranch work in the Denton, Grayson, Cooke County areas when not on duty at the fire station and following his retirement from the fire service.
George is survived by his wife, Wanda of Pilot Point, one daughter, Becky Sharp and husband, Byron of Aubrey, Tx.; one son, Bradley Burger and wife Krista of Pilot Point and five grandchildren; Brittney and Branson Burger; Brenden, Bryson, and Brayden Sharp. He is also survived by four sisters: Helen Brennan of Plano, Tx.; Agnus Johnson, of Hallettsville, Tx.; Mary Lantrip of Pilot Point, Tx.; and Lucille Dennie, of Sherman, Tx. Numerous nieces and nephews and friends also survive.
A Rosary service and visitation will be held, Sunday, September 29, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Parish Center in Pilot Point beginning at 6:00p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 30 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Parish Center with Father Tom Kennedy officiating. Pallbearers will be Leslie Burger, Ed Rutherford, Jerry Harper, Mike Hall, Jeff Weber, and David Berend. Honorary pallbearers are Retired Denton Firefighters. Burial will follow at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Cemetery in Pilot Point.
Family and friends may express condolences at www.slaymemorialfuneralhome.com. Services are under the direction of Terri L. Slay and Slay Memorial Funeral Center.