James A. Burris

James A. Burris

James A. Burris

James Albert Burris, age 74, of North Freedom passed away at his residence on April 25th 2021.

He was born on March 10, 1947, the son of Albert and Loanda Burris. James was united in marriage to Cheryl Fuller on September 4, 1971. Their marriage was blessed with 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren. James was a medic in the Army stateside during Vietnam, He was a hard-working man. In his early years he was a welder, and also worked at Netzband Quarry dynamiting. He started his own logging business and enjoyed every minute in the woods. His true passion was definitely his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years Cheryl Burris; 3 daughters: Carrie (Mike) Walsh, Susan Burris, Beth (Brian) Bomstein; 6 grandchildren: Hayley, Mya and Sawyer Walsh, Jameson Neta, Boden and Bexley Bomstein. He also survived by one sister Merry Kowalke and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Father and Mother in law Arthur and Lois Fuller; Brother Ronald Burris; Sister Donna Reinhardt; and Son-in-law Mike Neta.

The family would like to extend their gratitude for the exceptional care to Agrace Hospice, with a special thank you to his nurse Kevin.

Per his wish, there will be no formal service. A Celebration of Life will be held at the North Freedom park at 1:00 pm on Sunday, May 2nd 2021.

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  1. Joey hutchenson says:

    So sorry for your loss Cheryl And family Hey will be missed By all

  2. Ken Fuller says:

    Sorry to hear about Jim, hope you guys are doing ok. Ken, Ann, + Leslie

  3. Bonnie Holmes (Fuller) says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, hope you feel God’s loving arms around your family

  4. julie burris kibby says:

    condolences to the entire family. So sorry for your loss.

  5. Marianne Russ says:

    Cheryl, thinking of you during this difficult time. I will say a prayer for your family tonight.

    Marianne and Jim Russ

  6. Susan and Randall Leece says:

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. kevin pickar says:

    My deepest condolences to Cheryl and her extended family. My family’s prayers are with you !

  8. Nancy L Nelson says:

    Cheryl and Family: Our Sympathies to all. Such a tough loss.

  9. John Giese says:

    Sorry to hear of his passing. I knew him all my life. He always was a good friend. Loved to talk to him. My prayers to Cheryl and family. I will miss him.

  10. Mary Buelow says:

    My sincerest sympathy.. Always enjoyed him and my Jim at the Railroad Inn…

  11. Tom and Cassie Wagner says:

    We knew Jim as a regular customer from the old North Freedom Railroad Inn. His toast order was always: burnt! (Claimed the charcoaling was good for you). So whenever the smoke would billow out of the kitchen; be assured Jim was in the house. Hard working; wry humorist… Many fond memories.

  12. cindy schanke says:

    So sorry for your loss! Sending prayers and thinking of you all! Bob and Cindy

  13. David & Brenda Emery says:

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Sending hugs & prayers to the family. He will certainly be missed💙🙏💛

  14. Gail A Carson says:

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. All you Burris ladies and your families we send our thoughts and prayers, Jim fought a long battle,so lucky to have you all joining together, strong, as you have learned from Jim and Cheryl. I am sure he will be looking down with pride as you all continue. Take some time to grieve, it is o.k. Our sympathy goes to all. He will be missed.

  15. Diana &Dave Snyder says:

    Dear Cheryl,Carrie,Susie,Beth I pray God will be with you in the days to follow.Thinking of you Mike,Brian,and the children too! My heart goes out to you at the loss of your wonderful husband,father, &Grandpa.

  16. Patrick Bouche says:

    My God Bless All Family Members. RIP James. I may of not known you personally Sir, But I know your daughter Susie, Big Mike, And Little Jameson . So my Heart goes out to all of you. May he always be in your Hearts and Minds until you see him again. So Sorry Susie.

  17. Tim Buse says:

    Cheryl, Carrie,Susan and Beth and your families You all have lost not only a dad and grandfather but a truly wonderful human being. Me and my family’s hearts are completely broken. Jim was 2nd person I met first time I came hunting there and we bonded right off.I will forever cherish times we had together and will miss him dearly. My son aaron was totally devastated when I told him the news, jim will forever have place in his heart. Jim was special to all of us but jim added little more to aaron.God be with family and we will miss you Jim

  18. Brent Cook says:

    You and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers. Jim will be dearly missed, he was a wonderful guy and always entertaining to have a conversation with. He always spoke highly of his family and always bragged up his grandchildren.
    Love you guys

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