Ernest ‘Burt’ Lancaster | 1928-2012

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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Ernest ‘Burt’ Lancaster

Ernest “Burt” Lancaster, 84, a repairman, lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Bridgeport.

Graveside service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at East Bridgeport Cemetery with the Rev. Dale Webster officiating. No visitation is scheduled.

Burt was born May 11, 1928, to Jesse and Ettie (Young) Lancaster in Eastland. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and married Doris Denton Jan. 14, 1983, in Ardmore, Okla.

He retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in 1986 after 34 years of service, working in Childress, Houston and then ending his career in Fort Worth. He also worked at the local radio station, KBOC, on Sunday mornings playing gospel music.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Doris Denton Lancaster of Bridgeport; sons Danny Lancaster of Canyon, Michael Lancaster and wife, Cindy, of Hobbs, N.M., and Mark Lancaster and wife, Shelby, of Vega; daughter Tracy Lawson and husband, David, of Hobbs, N.M.; stepsons Alvin Qualls Jr. of Bridgeport and Daniel Selman of Fort Worth; six grandsons; one granddaughter; other family members and a host of friends.

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