Arzo S. Burnim, or “Coach,” as many referred to him, was called home to be with the Lord on Nov. 16, 2015.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Teague High School Auditorium, 420 Loop 255 in Teague. Viewing will be held Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague.
Born to Gatha Sanders Burnim and Briscoe Burnim in Nacogdoches County, on April 12, 1923, he was the first son and the fourth of six children. He attended the segregated public schools of Nacogdoches (Macedonia Elementary and E. J. Campbell High School) and, with the urging and assistance of one of his teachers, went off to Prairie View A&M College, from which he graduated in 1947 with a degree in agriculture. While at Prairie View, he met Ruby Dell Brigham of Greenville, and they were married Dec. 21, 1947. To this union, four children were born: Mickey, Mellonee, Avis (deceased), and Wonda.