Bob Burleson - (1937-2009)
(1937 – 2009)
Robert Clair “Bob” Burleson, Jr. died Monday, April 20, 2009 at his home. Bob made his living in courtrooms, but he made his mark in life by working to conserve Texas’ natural beauty and rare archaeological sites.
He was a statewide leader and expert in collecting and preserving endangered plants and their seeds from once-plowed meadows and removing invasive and non-native plants. He was also an expert in Blackland Prairie birds and re-introduced vegetation that attracted beneficial animals and insects back into the area.
Burleson co-wrote “Backcountry Mexico,” published by the University of Texas Press, as well as a detailed canoeing and hiking guide.
Born in Temple on Oct. 24, 1937, Burleson was the son of Robert Clair Burleson Sr. and the former Ruth Bowmer. He is survived by his wife, the former Mickey Fulwiler; two daughters, Clair Burleson and Lea Burleson Buffington; and two grandchildren.