Paul L. Burnside, Jr., 86 passed away November 10, 2022 at the Heart Hospital of Austin.
He was born in Brenham on May 21, 1936, the son of Paul and Alice (Schramm) Burnside of Fayetteville.
Paul graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1954 and in 1958 with a business degree from Texas A&M. Upon graduation he went in the army where he served three years in France. When he returned to civilian life, he worked for Texaco before going into sales and becoming an executive in the oil field equipment area at Mid-Continent Supply.
On September 23, 1963, Paul married Lillie Mae Slavik, a Fayetteville High School graduate also. They made their home in Houston for many years and then retired to Fayette County in 2000.
Paul loved hunting and fishing. He was active in the Shelby American Legion in Shelby, Texas and the Friends of La Grange MKT Depot, the Aggies and other groups.
Paul is survived by two brothers and a sister, Robert Burnside of Houston, Wayne Burnside of Dallas and Amanda Manchee of Houston.
Paul was preceded in death by his wife Lillie Mae, his parents, and his sister-in-law Libby Burnside.
The family would like to thank Paul’s wonderful caregivers – Barbara Clay, Regina Gilmon, Gloria Ellis, Brakaysha Hutchinson and Letisha Carlton. Also, a special thanks to the Schulenburg Regency Therapy group and all others who gave such loving care and support.
Visitation for Paul Burnside, Jr. will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange on Thursday, November 17. The funeral service is scheduled for November 18 at 11:00 AM at the Fayette Memorial Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Fayetteville City Cemetery.
Fayette Memorial Funeral Home of La Grange is in charge of all arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gardenia Janssen Animal Shelter, 240 Svoboda Lane, La Grange, Texas 78945 or the La Grange Friends of MKT railroad depot (PO Box 670, La Grange, Texas 78945).