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George 'Mike' Burris

SALISBURY - Mr. George Michael "Mike" Burris, 66, of Salisbury, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at his residence.

Born Jan. 14, 1948, in Salisbury, he was the son of Lois Bost Burris and the late James Beamon Burris.

Mr. Burris was a graduate of South Rowan High School, Class of 1967. He served in the U.S. Army for several years, proudly serving as a U.S. Airborne Paratrooper.

After his military service, he worked for various companies doing electrical trade work. He worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Statesville until retirement in 2010. He was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church in Salisbury.

He loved fishing, hunting, outdoor activities, spending time with his family and taking care of his grandson, Maddox.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by daughter Jenna Burris Greene.

Those left to cherish his memory along with his mother are wife Dianne Harrell Burris; son Bryan Michael Burris; brother Gary Lane Burris; uncles Homer Bost and Ray Bost; grandson Maddox Brandon Greene; stepfather Bobby Clawson; along with numerous loving friends and extended family.

Arrangements: Visitation is Saturday, April 12 from 6-8 p.m. at Summersett Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13 in Summersett Memorial Chapel with Pastor Randy Addison of Trinity Wesleyan Church officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Rowan Memorial Park.

Memorials: May be made to Trinity Wesleyan Church, 2200 Mooresville Hwy., Salisbury, NC 28147.

Summersett Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences and memorial tributes may be made at
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Summersett Funeral Home, Inc. & Cremation Center - Salisbury
1315 West Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 633-2111
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Published in Salisbury Post on Apr. 11, 2014