Timmy Joe Burd, 71, of Pawhuska, Okla., left this world to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 12, 2013, after an extended illness.

Burd was born in Pershing, Okla. on July 28, 1941 to Riley and Ann Burd. He graduated from Pawhuska High School with the Class of 1959 and was a graduate of Okmulgee Technical School. On October 19, 1962, he married Caroline Maxine Crawford at the First Baptist Church of Pawhuska.

He spent his early years working for Volkswagen of America as a master mechanic, then went on to work for over 25 years for the City of Pawhuska’s Light and Water Department before retirement. He was a member of the Lynn Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife Caroline, of the home; children, Geoff and Carla Burd Colpitts, Jack and Lisa Burd Chamberlin, Jody and Jennifer Burd, and Kayla Burd; ttwo brothers, Kenneth and wife, Rochelle Burd of Seguin, Texas, Gary and Carolyn Burd of Owasso, Okla.; and sister Diane Kepford of Bartlesville, Okla. He was also blessed with five grandchildren, Loren, Taylor, Tyler, Hailey and Madeline; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and relatives.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2 p.m. at the Pawhuska City Cemetery. Pastor Roger Clark will officiate. Interment will follow.

McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.