OBITUARY

Pastor Ronald Burress

March 9, 1946September 28, 2020
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Pastor Ronald Burress passed away on Monday, September 28, 2020 at Fort Sanders Medical Center. Pastor Ron was the Senior Pastor and Founder of Dayspring Baptist Church and Dayspring Christian Academy in Western Heights in Knoxville, Tennessee. Ron was born on March 9, 1946 in Knoxville, Tennessee to Hollie and Ora Burress.

Ron was preceeded in death by his mother and father and his older brother, Reverend Paul Burress.

Ron is survived by his wife, Martha Burress; four sons, Ronald Jr., Mike, Chris, and Daniel; a daughter, Shawna; three stepsons, Rick and Tim Thrasher and Eddie Capps Jr. and a step-daughter, Angie O'Mary. He is survived by his twin brother, Donnie Burress and his sister, Juanita Smithwick. Ron is also survived by 13 grandchildren and numerous step-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Dayspring Baptist Church located at 923 West Oldham Avenue Knoxville, Tennessee 37921 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. The funeral service will be held at the church starting at 11:00 am with Pastor John Sieber officiating. The graveside service will be at 1:00 pm at Greenwood Cemetery located at 3500 Tazewell Pike Knoxville, Tennessee 37918.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Dayspring Christian Academy at 909 West Oldham Avenue Knoxville, Tennessee 37921.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 3, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 3, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, October 3, 2020

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Rev Bruce & Judy Carr

October 5, 2020

Martha & Family, our heart and prayers go out to you. We didn't know about Ron's passing till Saturday night. Butch had Triple By-Pass Heart Surgery & I am sick so we couldn't have come to the funeral. But please know our hearts hurt hearing about Ron. We was so thankful Ron attended Butch's Ordination a few years ago at Morningstar Baptist. It was the last time we saw him in church and such a happy memory. We love you!🙏🏻✝️🤗

Bill and Gail Burris

October 3, 2020

The Burress family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dr. Edgar N. (Eddie) Sutton

September 30, 2020

Sister Martha and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bro. Ron. It was so good to work with you and your Church last year during the ABA Meeting in Knoxville. I rejoice with you to
know Bro. Ron is now with our Lord Jesus Christ. I am praying
for you at the sad time. God bless you all.

Elias Garza

September 30, 2020

Ronnie always welcomed me as family. There were many things we did for his church. But my favorite was the Revival in 2015. The talent that showed up to support was remarkable. Ronnie was a pleasure to visit with. Many times I would run in to him outside his church. A smile, a hug, and a story. He will be missed.

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