Gene Autrey Burris Sr.

May 6, 1957July 9, 2018
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Gene Burris Sr. was born on May 6, 1957 in Knox City, Texas. He attended the University of Central Oklahoma. Gene worked as a salesman and enjoyed vacations to the beach with family. He loved to barbeque and grill. He was an artist, an avid movie lover and enjoyed going to the theater. He loved photography and enjoyed competing in wrestling, high jump, track and field, and tennis in his younger years. Gene loved watching sporting events, especially the NBA, Oklahoma State University football and basketball games.

He leaves behind his parents, Clint and Ella Mae Burris. He is survived by ex-wife Rosemary D. Burris and children Gene Burris Jr. of Oklahoma City and Crystal Geiss and husband, Timothy Geiss from Mustang, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Connor J. Geiss and Arielle R. Geiss; brother, Roy Burris and spouse Jennifer Burris of Houston, Texas; sisters, Helen Vinson, Dorothy Prentice and husband Willie Prentice, Dale Hardy and husband Terry Hardy all of Oklahoma City. Gene will also be missed by his niece and ten nephews.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 14, 2018

Gene Autrey Burris Sr.

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Joe Oakley

July 15, 2018

Gene and I grew up together in Bethany Oklahoma we went to the same schools together we were on the wrestled, football and track teams together. Gene was a competitor and worked very hard to be the best in everything he did. I was glad I got to have Gene in my life. I will miss him .
Joe Oakley

Kevin Brewer

July 15, 2018

Condolences to Genes family! I worked with Gene @ Thompson Mitsubishi, I will always remember his great smile and laughter! Some very great pictures of Gene and his family, and what a stud Gene was early in life! And a great great guy when I spent a short amount of time in his life!

Debbie Mewbourn

July 14, 2018

Gene and Crystal...May God comfort you during this difficult time...Love and prayers sent your way...

Mrs. Mewbourn

Terra Bennett

July 13, 2018

I worked with Gene at David Stanley Kia and at Boomer Kia. He always greeted me as "Mrs. Bennett". He was always smiling and every customer and all his co-workers loved him dearly. You were a great man. But even a greater friend. I will miss you so much. Thank you for being my friend. Terra💔

Melody Cuff

July 13, 2018

My fondest memories of Gene are of him behind a camera telling everyone to smile. Or when he’d proudly show us a new video of Gene Jr and Crystal - it was usually something from school. It didn’t matter what it was, Gene wanted everyone to see his kids who he loved so much. We’ll miss your smile and big hugs Gene. Love, Melody.

Angela Murray

July 13, 2018

Gene, loved his children and loved to share their achievements with us during the holidays. My family and I would go over there for Christmas and we would watch videos of Crystal and Gene Jr. till it was dinner time. His heart was definitely in love with those kids and wanted nothing more than happiness.
Crystal and Gene Jr., you both gave him that. God Bless. Love you both.

Terry Barger

July 12, 2018

So very sad to hear of Genes passing. Had not seen him in several years, but the last time we ran into each other was a t a convenience store. Think we talked for a hour and that smile and his laughter is what I remember the most ! Had several classes with him and we always seemed to be cutting up and laughing! He was a good man and wish we would have stayed in touch! Loved the pictures of his family! But most of all love that mans smile! God Bless You


Rest in Peace Dad, We Love You and enjoy flying with the Angels in Paradise!!!


Our Dad and His twin Sister, Dale when they were babies.