Larry Edward Burris was born December 8, 1954 in Tulsa the son of Monroe Edward and Elema Mae (Swimmer) Burris. He passed from this life on Thursday, January 17, 2019 in Kiefer at the age of 64 years, 1 month and 9 days.
Larry graduated Daniel Webster High School in 1973 and married Janet Lynn Rhyne on October 7, 1977 in Tulsa. He worked as a welder for Smithco Engineering for 39 years and retired a year ago. Larry and Janet made their home in Kiefer after moving there from Glenpool in 10 years ago. He was a member of the Steelworkers Union and enjoyed riding his motorcycle, working on cars, woodworking and fishing. He was a member of the Red Fork Baptist Church.
His survivors include his wife of 41 years, Janet Burris of Kiefer; sons, Adam Burris and wife, Carrie of Broken Arrow and Jarrod Burris and wife, Shay of Kiefer; mother, Elema Burris of Tulsa; sisters, Glynda Mendenhall and husband, Gene of Sand Springs and Debbie Prisinzano and husband, Mario of Beggs; brother, Robbie Burris and wife, Pam of Tulsa; and grandchildren, Ryan and Levi Burris, Carter Francis, and Kylee, Shaylee and Caylee Fanning. He was preceded in death by his father and foster son, Mike V.
Visitation for Larry is scheduled for 1pm to 5pm on Sunday, January 20th and 8am to 8pm on Monday, January 21st.
A funeral service celebrating Larry’s life will be held 2pm, Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at Red Fork Baptist Church. Rev. David Nunn will be officiating. Burial will follow in South Heights Cemetery in Sapulpa. Arrangements are under the direction of Heath-Griffith Funeral Home and an online guestbook is available by visiting www.heathgriffithfuneralhome.com.
I have so many wonderful childhood memories of Larry. He will be greatly missed. My love goes out to all of the family during this time of sadness. With Love To All,
Sharon (Ryan) Pruetzel
Sharon PruetzelNixa, MO
To the Family, so sorry for your loss. Hope you will be comforted in knowing that Larry has the prospect of being resurrected, healthy (in the flesh), to Paradise Earth just as Jehovah God has promised. In fact , the vast majority will enjoy everlasting life right here on earth as God had intended from the beginning. God's Kingdom will do this under the rule of Jesus Christ. READ John 5:28, 29, Job 14:14, 15,Psalms 37:29,Matthew 6:9,10, Matthew 5:5 and Revelation 21:2-4 Go To: JW.ORG
Our condolences to Janet and the boys. We're so sorry for your loss.
Larry & Shelly BibleSand Springs, OK
Uncle Larry, you were more like a Father to me. Always joking around or getting onto me about something. Even though you were quiet I will never forget all the funny stuff you would say when you were around me or all of us. I never thought you would go but I’m glad now that Grandpa & Mike V get to see you. I will always love you and miss you more than anyone knows. 💜 Amber
Amber MossDeBary, FL
Larry you will be so missed, your humor and laughter will be one of my cherished memories, your classmate.... Janet, I am so very sorry for your loss, his love for you showed as yours for him each time I saw you both.
Peggy Camptulsa, OK
Janet, Aunt Elema, Glenda, Debbie & Robbie,
I’m so sorry to hear about Cousin Larry. I was in shock at the news and I just don’t have any words to say. I loved how he liked to pick at me whenever I came out there. He will be missed dearly. I’m praying for all of you guys and I love you all very much. I wish I could get out there for the funeral but I can’t. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Tammy Wright Shreve
Tammy Wright ShreveCovington, GA