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Willie Clyburn

November 12, 1929 ~ October 16, 2021 (age 91)


Willie H. (Bill) Clyburn, 91, passed away on October 16, 2021 from natural causes (old age). He passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Frank M. Tejeda Veterans Home in Floresville, TX. He will always be-known-as the hardest-working man that anyone ever met. He loved his family and Jesus Christ very deeply and never missed an opportunity to tell someone about Christ’s sacrifice for all. He was also known for the “worst” dad jokes on the planet…his favorite was to make a pun with his first name! He would say he is availaBILL, or capaBILL, and even AquaBILL because he had saved several people from drowning over the years. He would also say that his middle initial stood for “Honey”…so just call him “Willie Honey!”

Willie is survived by his beautiful wife, Jessie Ruth. He was a proud father to three sons and one daughter: Elton Lee Dunton, Bill (Billy-Bob) Clyburn and his wife K. Nichole Clyburn, Stephen (Stevie) Clyburn and his wife Stacy (Stacy-D), and Carolyn (Sissy-poo) Armstrong-(recently deceased) and her husband Ed Armstrong. And by Jesse Ruth’s children: Tinker Burriola, Oscar Burriola, Casey and Annie Burriola, Cindy and Ray Callaway and all of their numerous children and grandchildren.

Additionally, he is survived by his grandchildren: Brad Dear (Reagan-spouse), Sarah Sykora (Patrick –Spouse), Joe Clyburn (Jenny – spouse), Hank Clyburn, Emilee Clyburn, Joshua Clyburn, Daniel Clyburn, William Clyburn, and Shaye Armstrong in order by age; and his great-grandchildren, Grant Sykora, Chloe Sykora, Taylor Dear, Waylon Dear, and Kellen James Clyburn.

The viewing will be held from 3pm to 5pm on Sunday, October 24th at Sawyer George Funeral Home in Corpus Christ, TX. The Funeral service will be held at 8:30am on Monday, October 25th also at Sawyer George Funeral Home. A short graveside, military honor-guard ceremony will be held at 10am on Monday, October 25th at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery, followed by a potluck reception at Annaville Baptist Church at 11am.

Address Information:

Sawyer George Funeral Home

12497 Leopard St.

Corpus Christi, TX. 78410

Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery

9974 Interstate 37 Access Rd.

Corpus Christi, TX. 78410

Annaville Baptist Church

4025 Violet Rd.

Corpus Christi, TX 78410

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Willie Clyburn, please visit our floral store.


October 24, 2021

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sawyer - George Funeral Home

Funeral Service
October 25, 2021

8:30 AM
Sawyer - George Funeral Home

October 25, 2021

10:00 AM
Coastal Bend State Veteran Cemetery

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