John T. "Jack" Burris, Jr.
81, a lifelong resident of Indianapolis, passed away October 19, 2013. He was born February 11, to John T. and Garnett M. Soden Burris, who have preceded in death.
John graduated from Arsenal Tech High School, Class of 1950 and married Margaret L. Land, May 2, 1955. He joined the U. S. Air Force and retired after 20 years of service as a Tech Sergeant. He then worked at Naval Avionics for 23 years, retiring in 1993.
John was a longtime member of Lifeway Church, formerly Parc-Way Assembly of God, American Legion Post #4, Indianapolis Fire Buffs, Firefighters Christian Fellowship, Air Force Sergeants Association and the NARFE.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel , 3333 E. Thompson Rd. Funeral services will be held Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at Lifeway Church, 3500 E. Thompson Rd.
John is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Margaret L. Burris; devoted children, Mary E. Burris, John T. Burris, III (Gina) and James T. Burris (Lesa); five grandchildren, John Thomas Burris (Jessica), Lillian M. Conkright (Kyle), Joseph T. Burris, Jacob T. Burris (Taylor) and Emily H. Burris; two great-grandchildren, Kiaya L. Conkright and Evelyn J. Burris. A sister, Caroline Jenkins, preceded him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lifeway Church. http://www.shirleybrothers.com.