James Burress

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SIDNEY — James Caven Burress, 77, of Sidney, passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at 8:48 p.m., in Kettering Medical Center.

He was born, Aug. 20, 1939, in Bellefontaine, the son of the late Chester and Frances (Caven) Burress.

On Nov. 24, 1972, he married Vicky Jennings Roth, who survives along with one son, Mathew Thomas Roth Burress, and his wife, Lindsey, of Perrysburg; and one daughter, Mrs. Scott (Wendy Roth Burress) Kropp, of Clarksville; and six grandchildren, Taylor, Lauren, Caven Kropp, Cole, Luke and Elin Roth.

Mr. Burress retired as a senior accountant representative for the 3M Co. in 2001 and prior to that worked for United Telephone Co. from 1965 to 1979. James was a U.S. Army veteran, a member and past master in 1970 of Temperance Lodge No. 73 F&AM, Pleiades Chapter 298 Order of Eastern Star where he was past worthy patron in 1975, Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton and the Antioch Shrine of Dayton. He was a graduate of Sidney High School in 1957 and Miami Jacobs Junior College in 1960. James enjoyed trapshooting, working on his farm and around his house, but especially enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He will be truly missed by all of his family and friends.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at 6 p.m. in the Cromes Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made to the Shrine Burn Institute or the Wounded Warriors Fund in memory of James Caven Burress. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

A Masonic memorial service will be Tuesday in the funeral home at 5:40 p.m. and a flag presentation will take place following the service by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad of Piqua. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Burress family at the funeral home's website,

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Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Sept. 23 to Sept. 24, 2016
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