Rayburn D. Burris

December 1, 1931October 24, 2018

Rayburn DeWayne Burris, 86, of Little Rock, died October 24, 2018. He was born between Hector and Dover to T. L. and Lydia (Johnson) Burris of Pope County, Arkansas on December 1, 1931 Rayburn was raised on a dairy farm, milking 30 cows every morning before school. He graduated Mabelvale High School in 1950 and attended Little Rock University. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Thomas L. Burris. Rayburn worked for 14 years at Colonial Bakery and owned and operated his own body shop, then graduated to real estate investing. He enjoyed classic cars, watching westerns, and sitting on the porch at Lake Hamilton, Hot Springs. He loved to attend his high school reunions and the Petit Jean Car Show. Rayburn died peacefully in his sleep at St. Vincent Hospice. He is survived by his patient wife of 66 years, Mary Louise (Osborn) Burris and three children, Carol Beth Williams (Myron), Rayburn Wayne Burris (Diane), and Gary Lee Burris. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm. Until 4:00 pm Saturday, October 27 at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, 5800 W. 12th St., Little Rock (501) 661-9111. Burial will be private at Forest Hills Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Saturday, October 27, 2018

Rayburn D. Burris

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Doyle and Sue McJunkin

October 27, 2018

Rayburn and I were childhood friends. We've been in touch off and on thru the years. Rest in Peace my friend.
Doyle McJunkin

Renea Harrod

October 27, 2018

I have fond memories of Rayburn. He was a kind and gentle man. He had an infectious laugh has I recall, more of a giggle. ☺️ I know that he will be missed. So sorry for your lose.