Donald Wayne "Don" Burrisk

Our beloved Donald Burrisk, age 66, was called to our Heavenly Father on Monday, December 10, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete Henry, Jr. and Martha Jane Burrisk and grandparents, Pete Henry, Sr. and Mary Lou Burrisk and John Christian and Willie Bell Ermel.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Rebecca Villaseñor Burrisk; his brothers, David Burrisk, Steven Burrisk and his wife, Sherri, and Mark Burrisk; his brother-in-law, Charles Villaseñor; sister-in-law, Melissa Villaseñor; aunts Geneva Ermel, Sandra Burrisk White, and Linda Burrisk Honeycutt; nieces and nephews, Jon Burrisk, Kimberly Ott, Ashley Oliva, Charlie Dye, and Spencer Dye, and numerous other loving family members and friends. 

Don is a proud University of Texas alumni and Longhorn footballer, graduating in 1974 with a Bachelor's degree in journalism. He married the love of his life in 1981 and they settled in Houston, Texas.  Don enjoyed a long career in commercial real estate before a battle with cancer that he fought with valor.  He had a great sense of humor and was a wonderful friend.  He will be greatly missed.  

Pallbearers will be David Burrisk, Mark Burrisk, Steve Burrisk, John Burrisk, Charlie Dye, Spencer Dye, Devon Butler, and Darren Ott.  Honorary Pallbearers will be John Villaseñor, Steve Villaseñor, Kenneth Villaseñor, Charles L. Villaseñor II, Roland Villaseñor, and David Lester.

Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m., with Words of Comfort beginning at 7:00 p.m., Monday, December 17, 2018, at Mission Funeral Home - South Side, 6204 S. First St., Austin, Texas.  

A Funeral Service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at Mission Funeral Home - South Side.  A reception will follow the funeral service.  Interment will follow the reception at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery.

In leiu of flowers the family request donations be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center in honor of Don Burrisk.