James Thomas "Tommy" Burrows
1949 - 2021
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James Thomas Burrows passed away at home on February 5, 2021 with his long time companion by his side.

Born on January 30, 1949 in Marysville, CA, he was the oldest child to his parents George Burrows and Ethel Simola.

Tommy attended Franklin Elementary and Yuba City High School. He joined the Army when he was 17. He was a member of the 82nd and 101st Airborne while he served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He became a Recondo and his call sign was Juliet 1. While serving, he received 3 Purple Hearts, 2 Silver Stars 1 with Clusters and 3 Bronze Stars. When people would tell him he was a Hero he would say "No, it was the men who gave their lives". Upon his return he graduated from Yuba College and Sac State but his love was bartending. He bartended in the Yuba-Sutter area for over 30 years.

Upon his retirement he and his long time companion did a lot of traveling. Taking Amtrak across the U.S. multiple times as well as a train trip across Canada from Brittish Columbia to Nova Scotia.

He was a die hard SF Giants and SF 49'ers fan since he was a young boy.

Tommy leaves behind a daughter Tiffany Lynn Reynolds of Grants Pass, OR, 3 grandchildren, Evan of Portland, OR, Macy and Abigail of Grants Pass, OR, 2 sisters Teena Wagner of Grass Valley and Traci Roddy of Roseville, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and lots of cousins. He also leaves behind his long time companion of over 20 years Deborah Rider.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister Terri Burrows.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please donate to one of the following charities: Wounded Warriors, St. Jude or one of your choosing in his name.
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Published in Appeal Democrat from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2021.
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