James Doy Burris, 54, of Jacksonville died April 10, 2014, at Kindred Hospital, Greensboro.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 9 at Infant of Prague Catholic Church with the Rev. Jeffrey Bowker officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Onslow Memorial Park.
He was an Eagle Scout, served in the U.S. Air Force and was a prison guard with the N.C. Dept. of Corrections, Duplin County.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila K. Burris of the home; parents, Doy and Margaret Burris of Jacksonville; sister, Cathy Burris of Orange Park, Fla.; sons, Brandon Lee Burris of New Hampshire, Jason Berry Burris of Charlotte, John Dallas Burris of North Dakota; daughters, Elizabeth Ann Reece of Jacksonville, Jennifer Marie Dahlstron, Vivian Louise Magelky, both of North Dakota; stepdaughters, Angel Renee Poolaw of Oklahoma, Natasha Michelle Curtis of Sanford; and 10 grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Condolences may be left at jonesfh.org.