David Dewey Burris Jr.

April 23, 1944 - June 12, 2017
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David Dewey Burris, Jr., 73, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2017. David was the second of three children born to Rachel Mae Richardson and David Dewey Burris on April 23, 1944 in Grandfield, Oklahoma.

Growing up in rural Oklahoma gave David the opportunity to be an outdoorsman. As a young man, he busied himself with fishing and frog hunting with his grandfather Finton Richardson.

David had a love of all sports. He participated in football as a youth and was on a bowling team named “Bad Boys” that included his two sons, his nephew and, his brother. He shared that love of sports with his children. It brought David great pride to watch his sons play sports in their youth, and even more pride as he was able to watch his grandchildren participate and excel in sports as the family tradition continued.

Did we mention that David loved sports? He would attend professional sporting events whenever possible. No sporting event was off limits, Texas Rangers Baseball, Byron Nelson Golf Tournament or, a Dallas Cowboys Football Game. If he couldn’t attend you could be sure to find him in front of his television watching in earnest, especially if his beloved Dallas Cowboys were playing.

David spent his adult life in the printing industry. He worked for 27 years at Express Typesetting and then at Media Technology group for 17 years. He retired in 2014.

David loved his family and friends. He enjoyed spending time playing cards and dominoes and nurturing those relationships. He also enjoyed casino trips and was particularly fond of electronic gaming. He had lady luck on his side. He also spent many mornings playing rounds of golf with either his brother or his son as a way to strengthen family bonds. When he could no longer hit balls on the golf course, he turned to the electronic gaming station Wii for his golfing pleasure.

David was a country boy at heart. He enjoyed working on cars, listening to classic country music, Reba McEntire was a particular favorite, and watching western movies, especially movies with John Wayne.

If there is one piece of wisdom that David would give you it would be “Courage is being scared and saddling up anyway”. David lived his life that way. He faced his challenges with the ultimate courage, if he was scared you never knew it, he just saddled up.

David was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Judy; and his brother, Robert. He is survived by his beloved wife, Linda; sons, David Dean, and Michael; step-sons, Marshall, Sean, and Victor; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 2 nephews; 4 nieces; 38 great nieces and nephews; and numerous other family and friends.

Service Information

Date: June 15, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Michael and Jill Morgensen
North Augusta, SC
Michael, we are so sorry for your loss. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.
Cassandra Byerly
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Becky oneal
Bokchito, OK
Hey david dean and Michael!!! I was sorry to hear about your dad's passing!!!your dad was such a sweet man!! Love you both!!! Becky oneal
Guillory Family
New Orleans, LA
To family and friends of David Burris,

We extend our heartfelt condolences for your loss.  Please be assured of God’s enduring love for you, his concern with your well-being, and his willingness to help you endure this difficult time.  (1 Peter 5:7) We pray that God’s promise at Revelation 21:4 will provide you comfort in the days to come.  For further comforting thoughts, please visit https://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/watchtower-no3-2016-may/when-a-loved-one-dies/. 

The Guillory Family
Dan oneal
Irving, TX
David & Michael sorry to hear about your dad lots of love to y'all God's blessings on you both at this time
Selane Drinning
Garland, TX
Linda and family,
Your in my thoughts and prayers. 
Selane Drinning
Margaret and Tommy
Forney, TX
We will miss seeing you out walking the dogs, we send our love to the family
Toni Andrews-Burris
Krum, TX
Love you. Miss you . Always ?
Ben Vaughn
Irving, TX
I remember going to the driving range with David.  Albeit he was skilled at golfing, I was not.  I know that he was a very hard worker, a good father and a good husband.  I hope you were one of the few and passed through the narrow gate on your eternal journey!
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