Edward Leon Burris, age 75, of Savoy, Texas, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019 after a long illness. He was born on October 13, 1943 in Dallas, Texas, to James Edward Burris and Wyona (Bush) Burris.
Edward was a self-employed carpenter who recognized the value of hard work and honesty. He was a big kid at heart with toys such as remote-control cars and boats. He loved fishing and taught Eddie all about fishing. Edward was an accomplished guitarist with an amazing voice, who in an earlier time had a band and often sang specials in church. He was a private man who kept his own company well but absolutely loved his children and grandchildren. He will be missed.
Edward is survived by his son, Eddie Burris of Savoy, Texas; his daughter, Tammy Snow and husband David of Savoy; daughter, Robyn Burris and Jerry Anglin of Garland, Texas; daughter, Kim Matthews of Dallas, Texas; son, Tony Edwards and wife Janelle of McKinney, Texas; sisters, Donna Hope of Bonham, Texas and Earlene Price and husband Doyle of Savoy; granddaughter, Spencer Snow Grant and husband Adam of Whitewright, Texas; grandson, Landry Snow of Savoy; grandson, Anthony Flores of Garland; grandson, J.J. Anglin of Garland; granddaughter, Kimberly Thompson of Dallas; granddaughter, Katherine Lucero of Dallas; grandson, Justin Matthews of Dallas; granddaughter, Layne Edwards of Austin, Texas; grandson Trace Edwards of McKinney; special nephew Andy Hartline and wife Tammy of Bells, Texas; three nieces, Deanne Clark of Bonham, Texas, Suzanne Hope of Howe, Texas and Sandy Cheek of McKinney; four great grandchildren, along with extended family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gramps and Money Burris and brother-in-law, Jerry Hope.
Family and friends are invited to a remembrance gathering at Mullican-Little Funeral Home, 754 State Hwy 56 East, Bells, on Monday, April 1, 2019, beginning at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A memorial service will be at Mullican-Little Funeral Home, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, beginning at 2:00 p.m. A register book can be signed at www.mullicanlittle.com
Prayers with you all.
My heart goes out to the Burris family as they deal with the pain and sorrow of losing Edward. I pray that the memories of the good times they had while he was here on Earth will comfort and sustain them and give them peace.
So sorry for your loss. It’s hard losing your dad, he’s in Heaven now looking down upon you, he will forever be your Guardian Angel.
I’m so sorry to hear of Edward’s passing.
He was a good man with a good heart.
I have lots of good memories working with him and being around him in my teen years.
There was never a dull moment when Edward was around.
Prayers for the family.
I know he will be missed.
I’m so sorry for your great loss. Praying for strength, peace, and comfort for the family.
Prayers for comfort and strength during your time of sorrow. May the many precious memories carry you through the days ahead.
Rest well old friend. We will set and talk when I see you again.
Prayers and thoughts for family.