OBITUARY

SGM (Ret.) Gregory L. Burris

October 2, 1951November 30, 2015
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SGM (Ret.) Gregory Lee Burris passed away comfortably, at the age of 64, in his home surrounded by friends and family on Monday, November 30, 2015 in Kempner, Texas.

He was born October 2, 1951 in Altoona, Pennsylvania to Russell and Anna Burris.

After serving over 30 years as a Combat Engineer in the U.S. Army, he retired to the country where he selflessly devoted his time mentoring other retirees and countless soldiers with any issues they may have encountered, as well as everyone else who needed him.

He was constantly in father/grandfather mode, caring for and guiding others through life's highs and lows, as only he could, with his distinct brand of tough love and amazing sense of humor.

He never met anyone that did not become his family; His departure will leave a vast gap in everyone’s hearts and lives.

Greg is survived by his wife and soulmate, Deb. His greatest source of pride, his children, devoted daughter Brigitte and loving son Mark as well as son-in-law Tom and granddaughters, Brooklyn and Paige and his mother Anna (Moore) Burris

He also leaves behind his adored stepsons Eric and Quintin, as well as daughter-in-law Toni and grandchildren Artiemus, Jade, and Alex. Other surviving family members include his brothers Bill and Lee; two sisters Barbara and Deborah; four nieces, two nephews and all he took under his wing as his family. He is preceded in death by his father, Russell Burris.

The Burris family will receive guests for a time of visitation on Friday, December 4, 2015 from 6-8 PM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM.

You may express condolences with the Burris family by visiting www.crawfordbowers.org

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 4, 2015

  • Funeral Services

    Saturday, December 5, 2015

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Sgt. Edward Parker

September 6, 2018

Wow!!! Just found out about TOP. He was my 1SGT in Hanau, Germany, 814th Engineer Company. I can honestly say, he was the BEST 1SGT I ever served under. Truly missed!!!!!!!

Roger Chauvin

September 6, 2018

Just found out today Sept 6 2018 .... He was my 1st SGT. @ 814th 87-89 R.I.P. Top, SM Strong Man that took care of his Soldiers Salute SM but will always be TOP to me

Sheryl Sexton

December 9, 2015

Greg always had a smile on his face and made everyone around him laugh. I truly enjoyed spending time with him. To the Burris family, my condolences. You are all in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Holly Maffett

December 9, 2015

Deb so sorry for your loss lot's of people from work asked about Greg and when the service was going to be we would have come. Greg will be missed.

Ronie Strout

December 6, 2015

Debra so sorry for your loss, I was glad to have known him. My condolences to all of his family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Travis Tremblay

December 6, 2015

Greg will forever live in my heart and soul. His physical departure has left a gap that can never be filled, but he still lives on with me for every moment of my life. I can still hear his words of wisdom, his wonderful laugh, his encouraging words, and even his poking fun. I will always remember Greg and his beautiful family... and the moments that we all shared.

December 5, 2015

My condolences to all your family and friends for the loss of your loved one. I want thank your and your family members for the sacrificed so your loved one to serve our country. Many, many thanks for his service for our freedom.

Charles Parrish ,,, PGR Rider ,,, Kempner, Tx.

linda strawmyre-jolly

December 4, 2015

so sorry for your loss....i still think of the altoona family we all were and how we ended up in levittown and fairless hills prayers goin up for all of you

Colleen Harris

December 3, 2015

To the Burris Family, I am so sorry for your loss.You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Colleen Shearn

Catherine Smith

December 3, 2015

Deb so sorry for your lost. I enjoyed having you and Greg here. Mr condolences to you and the family.

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