OBITUARY

Homer John Burress

January 6, 1950March 31, 2020
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Homer John Burress, 70, passed away on March 31, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Powell, Tennessee and retired from the US Navy. Mr. Burress is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Diane Burress; son, David Burress; daughter, Tiffanie (Nicholas) Stott; 2 sisters: Ailene (Jerry) Heard and Nannie (Bill) Elmore; 2 precious grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends. Memorial services will be held 2 PM, Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Swiss Cove Christian Church, 1965 FL-13, Fruit Cove, FL with Pastor Tim Tedrick officiating. Burial will be in Jacksonville National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements by HARDAGE-GIDDENS HOLLY HILL FUNERAL HOME, 3601 Old Jennings Road, Middleburg, FL. Please post words of comfort at www.hollyhillfunerals.com.

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  • Mr. Burress is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Diane Burress; son, David Burress; daughter, Tiffanie (Nicholas) Stott; 2 sisters: Ailene (Jerry) Heard and Nannie (Bill) Elmore; 2 precious grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends.

Services

15 August

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Swiss Cove Christian Church

1965 FL-13
Fruit Cove, FL 32259

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Courtney Adams (Melton)

April 15, 2020

Mr. Homer was a kind, gentle, and hysterical soul. My heart hurts for Mrs. Dianne and his family. You all will be in my thought and prayers.

Jessie Summers

April 2, 2020

I first met Homer in 1975 in Memphis for A school he always had a balance about him. He knew life was to be lived. I followed him to Jacksonville thru SAR and SERE school then HS-1 and eventually HS-9 as shipmates. All the time he had that smile and balance. In 1979 we went in different directions until we met again roughly 35 yrs later. Homer was still Homer a man who loved life and still the balance of serious and fun. The last time I saw Homer we played golf and it seamed just like 1975 cutting up and enjoying life. He always had that smile and balance. RIP brother see on the tee box brother.

James, (Buddy) Poe

April 2, 2020

Fair winds and following seas shipmate.

LeRoy Jennings

April 2, 2020

I served with Homer in HS-9 from 78-81, lot of memories from the
Med-IO cruise 79-80. Homer was an inspirational leader, true friend, and a loyal shipmate. He will always be remembered.
Fair Winds and Following Seas.

Bruce Brunson

April 2, 2020

Homer was a leader that formed so many sailors career. My prayers go out to the family.

JEFF MOSER

April 1, 2020

I server in the Navy with Homer in HS-9. He was a fine shipmate! My condolences to his family.

Wid Perry

April 1, 2020

A steady, calm, reasoned Sailor who treated his shipmates with dignity and respect. A dignified, honorable, trustworthy man of integrity, grace, grounding, spirituality, and friendship. A person who did God's work through his example, his spirit, his character, and his belief. May God welcome you home from a journey well lived.

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Biography

Homer John Burress, 70, passed away on March 31, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Powell, Tennessee and retired from the US Navy. Mr. Burress is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Diane Burress; son, David Burress; daughter, Tiffanie (Nicholas) Stott; 2 sisters: Ailene (Jerry) Heard and Nannie (Bill) Elmore; 2 precious grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends. Memorial services will be held 2 PM, Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Swiss Cove Christian Church, 1965 FL-13, Fruit Cove, FL with Pastor Tim Tedrick officiating. Burial will be in Jacksonville National Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements by HARDAGE-GIDDENS HOLLY HILL FUNERAL HOME, 3601 Old Jennings Road, Middleburg, FL. Please post words of comfort at www.hollyhillfunerals.com.