Julian Wilson "Sonny" Burtis


Julian Wilson "Sonny" Burtis; 87 years, 9 months, 29 days; passed away on Friday; August 2, 2019 in Texas City, TX. The funeral services are scheduled for 2PM on Friday; August 9, 2019 at Day Funeral Home Chapel in Madisonville, TX. The visitation is scheduled to begin at 1PM prior to the service. The burial will follow at Madisonville Cemetery. Bro. Wade Phillips will officate.

Julian, who was known to his family and friends as "Sonny", was born on October 4, 1931 in Madisonville, TX to Julian Wakefield "Dulie" and Sally Willie (Wilson) Burtis. He graduated from Madisonville High School, served his country in The United States Army, and graduated from The University of Texas in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. He was the owner-operator of John R. Burtis Drugs and Burtis Pharmacy.

Sonny was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Sally Ann (Burtis) Lindsey. He is survived by his son, Brandon Julian Burtis and Brandon's wife, Kendra (Diserens) Burtis; his daughter, Julie Ann Burtis and Julie's husband, Gabriel Charles Fields; his grandchildren, Blaine Julian Burtis and Baileigh Nicole Burtis; his brother-in-law, Neil Lindsey; the mother of his children, Jane (Gilbert) Burtis; and numerous family members.