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DENTON, Texas - Bryan Gordon Burtch, 91, passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017.
Bryan was born June 25, 1926, in Otego, to Oscar Burtch and Lillian Scaife Burtch Jones.
Bryan received bachelor's his degree from Wheaton College in 1947 and master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1951.
He married Shirley Fairbanks on June 13, 1954, in Lima, Peru. Bryan and his wife were linguists and missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Peru, Colombia, Panama and Aruba. Bryan was translator for the Murui Huitoto New Testament which was published in 1978. After retiring, he continued as a translation consultant.
Bryan is survived by his wife, Shirley of Denton; stepsisters, Grace Fabian, Mary Macie and Kathryn Jones; son, Rod Burtch and daughter, Phyllis Porter of Denton, son, Stanley Burtch of Villa Park, Illinois, daughter, Marilyn Burtch of Orange Park, Florida; and six grandchildren, Eric Burtch, Dustin Burtch, Andy Burtch, Christina Burtch, Michael Porter and Heidi Alu.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday June 10, at Lake Shore Baptist Church 276 Hundley Drive, Lake Dallas with burial to follow in the Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton.
Online condolences may be made at www.mulkeybowlesmontgomery.com
Published on June 8, 2017
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