Samuel Burrows

June 28, 1923October 19, 2013

Samuel Burrows, 90, of Collinsville, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Blue Ridge Nursing Center in Stuart. He was born in Struthers, Ohio on June 28, 1923 to Howard and Eva Zurrow. He served in the Army during WW II in the 503rd Parachute Infantry serving in the Southern Philippine Campaign, New Gueina Campaign, Luzon Campaign and the Asiatic Pacific Campaign receiving 4 Bronze service stars and Purple Heart. Mr. Burrows retired from Barclay Financial and was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Martinsville.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Roselyn Marie Strauss Burrows; one sister and three brothers.

Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Anne Burrows Pollak and husband, Chris of Asheville, NC; Cynthia Burrows Joyce of High Point, NC; one son, S. John Burrows and wife, Brenda of Marion, VA and one grandson, Jordan Burrows.

The funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church with Father Roy Pollina officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Parish House prior to the funeral service at the church.

Interment will follow at Roselawn Burial Park at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 311 East Church St, Martinsville, VA 24112, or to Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 22099 Jeb Stuart Highway, Stuart, VA 24171.

Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville. To express condolences on line, please visit


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 22, 2013
  • Committal Service Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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October 24, 2013

John, Nancy, Cindy. Thanks to you and your Mom and Dad for being wonderful neighbors and friends for 30 years. Miss you and think of you often. Love and prayers, Carole and Jeffrey Dease.

Ann Sheppard

October 24, 2013

Dear Cindy,
So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. He had lunch at Mama's table just the other day. I could see he was a wonderful man and will be missed. Love and prayers to you and your family.

Jay Brande

October 22, 2013

Cindy and family,
I am sorry for your loss of Sam, and will be thinking of you all.

October 22, 2013

Dear Nancy, Cindy, and John,
I'm saddened to hear of Sam's passing. He was such a nice and honorable man who lived a long and full life. I'm thinking of you all and your memories of him. Wishing you peace and comfort. Barbara and Stuart Angelo

Charles Scott

October 21, 2013

Cindy and Family,Sorry to hear of the passing of Sam. He was a good and honest man.

Barbara & Beau Adams

October 21, 2013

Dear Nancy...and family,
I am so sorry you have lost your Dad. Your entire family rallied around your dad and gave him love.... and most of all your time. Your Dad had a very accomplished life & you should be proud of your legacy. . Nancy, you were certainly the good daughter and were there for him. I know you were exhausted most of the time as you would fly internationlally all night, and then drive to spend time with him. He's smiling down at your family with love. Our thoughts are with you during this sad time.

kathy simpkins

October 21, 2013

Dear Cindy,
I'm so sorry for your loss and please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Looks like he was a gem, I know you must have some wonderful memories!
Kathy Goodman Simpkins

Nelson and Mary Lou Sartoris

October 21, 2013

Dear Nancy and family. We were sorry to hear of the death of your Dad. We know how often you visited him and tirelessly cared for him. While we did not know your Dad personally, we know what an important role he played in your life. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. We look forward to seeing you when you return to North Carolina. Lots of Love!

Randy Lamb

October 21, 2013

Cindy and family. We were so sorry to read the post on facebook yesterday. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. He was a great man who raised a wonderful family. He will be missed but not forgotten.
Nancy & Randy Lamb, Bluefield, VA

Robin Kelley

October 20, 2013

Dear Cindy and family, I feel so honored that I got to see and visit occasionally with Mr. Burrows when I was so lucky to get to be in Martinsville with Cindy over the years. I loved how Cindy always cooked him dinner and checked in on him. I thought he was so nice and I loved to hear his stories of the flea market where he loved to go frequently. He always seemed to like to visit with us when we would stop by. Over the years I have met such nice people from that area. Mr. Burrows was no exception. So friendly. So gentle. I thank the Lord I got to be a tiny piece of his story. love you all. Prayers lifted for all of you. Robin Kelley