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John E. Burris, 74, Greensburg, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, at Arbor Grove Village in Greensburg. John was born Oct. 9, 1942, in Franklin County, to John Riley and Lula Mae (Baker) Burris.
John had many different jobs throughout his life - which included tree trimming and his own plumbing business. He worked for Randall's Textron, BCA, and Delta Faucet, all in Greensburg, and he most recently worked for Wal-Mart in the maintenance department. John was most known for his great love of coon hunting. He was a coon hunting fanatic, winning many contests and he was even featured in a story in Coon Hunter Magazine. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
He married Eilene Venter on Dec. 29, 1962, and she survives.
John is also survived by his son, Jeff Kraus, Greensburg; daughters, Jennifer (Terry) Black, Greensburg, Michelle Ricke, Greensburg; brothers, Phillip (Sarah) Burris, Connersville, Charles Burris, Connersville, James (Susette) Burris, Indianapolis; sisters, Juanita Russel, Connersville, Lois Martin, Tennessee, Laura Lee Burris, Connersville; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Jeanette Stevens.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home, followed by funeral services at 3 p.m. with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery with military graveside rites.
Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 30, 2017
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