OBITUARY

Robert Lee Burr Jr.

14 June, 196317 February, 2021

Robert Lee Burr, 57, of Monroe passed away peacefully on February 17, 2021. He was born in Albemarle, NC on June 14, 1963 to the late Robert Lee and Frances Burr. Robert was a 1981 graduate of Monroe High School where he was a member of the marching band. He was in the Pep Band at Wingate University and graduated in 1985 with degrees in both Marketing and Business Administration. Robert had a long career as a fraud examiner in the banking business and recently was licensed as a private investigator. He received many awards and diplomas over the years in his field. Robert loved collecting cars and antiques and enjoyed traveling with family and friends. Robert was a miracle baby and during his lifetime endured many surgeries and rounds of physical therapy. Through it all, he never complained and had a positive outlook on life. Robert is survived by his aunts, Betty Long, Geraldine Griffin and Sara Doner; fiancée, Melanie Terry; numerous cousins and friends and his fur baby, Raven. Visitation will be held at McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe on Wednesday, March 3 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm. Pastor Jeff Whitecotton will officiate at the 2:00 pm Funeral Service. Entombment will immediately follow at Lakeland Memorial Park.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, 3 March , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, 3 March , 2021

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, 3 March , 2021

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Robert Lee Burr Jr.

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Marshall Horsman

25 February 2021

Robert; You were my best friend. I will miss you terribly. There is a hole in my life that was filled with the memories of all the great times we had together. We shared COUNTLESS car experiences; test drives, car shows, car repair, car wrecks, and even the time your mother got in the trunk of my BMW! Remember the time we were at Brothers Mercedes Repair shop with your gray-market 450 SEL, and watching the brothers grin while watching the intake THROAT roar on that car with the air filter housing off. Remember COMMUTING to Wingate in your E-Type! Grilling steak in your carport. Making "creative" mixed drinks in your living room (think "Mexican Hairless!") And hanging out with you after your many travels and seeing all the WONDERFUL souvenirs and pictures (and jewelry). And I'm still pretty sure I did NOT run over you with the Lotus in the driveway, but I do NOT know how you got bloodied up that night. And "Oh Canada". I remember you telling me about your cruise adventure in the basement as you held on to the workbench because you still had "sea-legs". Hair curling stories!
I am so happy for you to find a partner in Melanie. You deserved a wonderful person. I absolutely loved the pictures of you with her grandchild. You are so smart- You could be and do anything for anyone; loving to pets, elders, children and friends. I'm sure you were an AWESOME co-worker like you were an AWESOME friend.
'See you in heaven.

Robin Devane

24 February 2021

Robert it has been great getting to know you these past eight years. Our stories so similar...and we have similar personalities to boot. Must be the Burr side! Wish we could have had more time on earth. See you on the other side. RIH

Amar Patel

22 February 2021

Robert and I sat next to one another at Citi. I can look back in hindsight and say I was blessed to spend 8 hours a day and up to 4-5 times a week next to Robert. I can still hear the combination of sadness and excitement in your voice when I informed you that it was my last week at Citi and I will be moving onto another Bank. I can still hear your strong southern accent say to me, "Well, I may have to be in touch with you soon and would love to join you". I remember telling myself, "If there is any heavy hitter I want batting on my team, it is Robert Burr. I'm not one to vouch for just anyone, but I'll go to Bat for Burr".

Glad I was able to help you every step of the way in making that career transition. I never got the chance to tell you how exciting it was to coach you throughout that process, give you that mental boost of confidence when you needed it and the excitement I felt when you texted me to tell me an offer was extended. We both shared that emotional rollercoaster of emotions from rejection to acceptance and it is something I will always cherish for the rest of my life.

I will miss our conversations around sports cars and cigars along with your witty and intellectual humor that we both shared. You always had a way of words throughout our texting convos and it was always refreshing when your texts popped up throughout the day at random times.

You were instrumental in convincing me that owning a Porsche is something I should cross off my bucket list. If the day ever comes when I decide to have a set of Porsche keys, you can bet it will be Red and I will be thinking of all our fond conversations while driving with the wind in my hair.

Till we meet again, Robert. Zoom Zoom....

p.s Just got finished telling my wife that I received your sign loud and clear last night. thanks for dropping in and paying us a visit ;-)

-Amar Patel

Sarah Wetherell

22 February 2021

Robert was a good friend. He was always very kind to everyone and was very supportive when my father had a stroke. He was funny, compassionate and loyal. I will miss him dearly. I know he will make everyone laugh in heaven. Rest easy.

Leah Wilson

22 February 2021

My deepest condolences to the family of Robert. While I haven't known him long, his presence was a very cheerful one. His voice could take the elephant out of any room, he had a great aura and I know he was a very sweet man. I'm sure he touched many lives and brought a smile upon everyone's face. Robert, my good man, you will be missed! Have some Sushi in heaven for me man! I didn't know you were a car enthusiast, but hope your speeding around in circles up there. RIP--I hope it's magical on the other side.

Nic Pollifrone

22 February 2021

Robert was one of my employees and it saddens me to say, I did not know him for long. The environment I like to create isn't just one of "a Team"... the goal is to create a "work family," because at the end of the day we're all in the trenches together, establishing bonds along the way. In bringing Robert on-board it was apparent he would be among those who brought people together naturally. You could just see how engaging, driven and KIND he was. Robert was never afraid to speak up, ask a question or help another team member out. Even in knowing him just this short time - I will always remember him. In these moments, little can be said to offer comfort, but to say I offer my sincerest condolences to his family, his girlfriend and all of those who knew and loved Robert.

Melanie Terry

21 February 2021

Robert you are the love of my life. We’ve shared so many adventures together. I’ll never forget you & I’ll love you always. Keep them laughing up there. Until we meet again.

Lynn Lessmiller

21 February 2021

Robert my old friend what can I say? The good ole FUNB days, we were a family! You were always quick witted, funny & your heart was true. Gone too soon from this earth but you finished the work God put you here to do. The angels surely rejoiced when you went home. Fly high my friend you are free from the chains that bound you to this earth.

Jamie Deal

20 February 2021

I will love you forever Robert. You have always been one of my dearest friends. Always making me laugh and being there with a shoulder to cry on. You endured a lot in your lifetime and I know you have earned your wings and a new body. Fly high my friend.

Sybil Biggers (Helms)

20 February 2021

I grew up with Robert. I have known him almost my whole ife.
We graduated together as classmates from Monroe High School in 1981.
Ever since Ive known Robert he has always been an easy going and kind hearted person. A genuine soul....definitely an encourager.
He will be missed greatly.
I am a blessed person to say we were friends because HE made this world a better place..
Gone way too soon.
I will see you again my friend.
Much Love,
Sybil Helms Biggers

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