Robert Burris Jr.
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Robert "Bobby" Carroll

Burris Jr.

Asheville - Game Wardens, security at Biltmore Estate, and other wildlife in Western North Carolina may finally relax. Robert (Bobby) Carroll Burris, Jr., has retired forever from this world of poaching, runnin' moonshine, drinkin', spittin', and other general bad behavior. Now, he and his Heavenly Father, hunt bear in the rugged and mountainous parts of Heaven. Many family, friends and dogs greet him and he is preceded by his father, Robert Carroll Burris, Sr., and his mother, Ann Stanton Burris.

Bobby is survived by his sister, Rebecca Burris Moses, and her sons, Austin and Avry Moses, his daughter, Laura Ann Burris, and her daughter Bailey, and his wife, Catherine Hubbard Burris, and his knife and gun-loving step-sons, Dylan Robert Soutter, AJ Soutter, and Paul Daniel Soutter.

Bobby was a graduate of Enka High School, a member of West Asheville Masonic Lodge 665, and the central figure in Corinne Gerwe's novel, Blood Runs Cold on the Black Side of the Mountain. As a descendant of Rooster Cogburn, between the drinking and the lying, surely the angels will be laughing and crying in Heaven tonight.

Bobby left us after a second battle with cancer at age 52, to fight no more.

Flowers welcome but donations may be sent to Dr. Claudine Seigert at 5 Doctor's Place, Asheville, NC 28801.

Visitation will be held: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Asheville Area Alternative, 701 River Road, Asheville, NC; 258-8274




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Published in Asheville Citizen-Times on Apr. 9, 2014.
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April 19, 2014
Becky, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. I remember as kids if someone gave Bobby a hard time he would just say, "Well...B'yeah!" Remember? He was a fun-loving character and he will be missed, but the good news is that we will see him again one fine day. Until then, rest in peace Bobby. With God's love and mine, your cuz'.
Crissy Coleman
April 12, 2014
My mother is from Haywood County. I want to add my condolences to hers, and also send my deepest Aloha from the island of O'ahu. We will be praying for your family to feel the peace and the love of our dear Savior Jesus Christ. Aloha 'oe
Jackie Woodruff
April 12, 2014
I came across your obituary and decided our families would have been good friends. I'm also from Haywood County. It would have been an honor to have met you in person. We'll keep you and your family in our prayers. God bless.
Carrol Woodruff
April 11, 2014
I only met Bobby a couple of times, but we had some very interesting conversations. I considered him a friend. I'm sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
Danny Jenkins
April 11, 2014
So sorry for your loss. I have great memories with bob...how many people do you know that show up at your house carrying a deer...happy hunting in heaven Bob...
Donna Sharpe
April 10, 2014
Ill miss u robert...
charlotte ocampo
April 10, 2014
I base my opion on people the first time I met them when I met u i really liked u and concidered u my friend I enjoyed talking to u and I miss u very much rip my friend
marie gunter
April 10, 2014
from the first day I met uyou filled my heart with joy.u made me laugh when I was sad you was my friend when I needed a shoulder to lean on and u meant the world to me I will miss u so much rip my friend.I love u bunches
charlotte ocampo
April 9, 2014
Kate and family, it was a priviledge to have known Bobby. He will be sadly missed. He meant so much to both of us and we thank God that he put you both directly in our paths! Our deepest sympathy to all.
Jeanne & Keith
April 9, 2014
Rebecca, so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Keith Davis and Chantay Ayers.
April 9, 2014
Robert was a fine bear hunter and dog breeder. We are so glad we got to know him thru these two activities in the past several years. He was a fine and gentle soul. I know if there are bears and dogs in heaven, he is surely runnin' them both. Cate and family, y'all are definitely in our thoughts and prayers. Sending love your way!
Drew & Linda Kennedy
April 9, 2014
We are sadden to hear that Robert has died. He was a friend to us and we will miss seeing him on Shelton Laurel. Our prayers and thoughts to all his family. May God Bless you all.
Casey & Judy Shelton
April 9, 2014
Thoughts and prayers are with the family! Cate thinking of you...
Patsy Frisby
April 9, 2014
good bye old friend I know we grew apart but I will never forget all the many good times we had on and off the Biltmore estate. our thoughts and prayers are with your family. GOD BLESS
eddie case
April 9, 2014
Bay-Bay, I'm so sorry to hear of Booby's passing! It's been many, many years since we spoke but I hope that he found his peace through Christ. God bless you and your family through this.
Jeff Sims
April 9, 2014
May you Rest In Peace ! Our thoughts and prayers are with the Family.
Teresa House
April 9, 2014
Robert was a true friend and will be deeply missed. Kate, and family you are in our thoughts & prayers. Chrissie & Zeb
Zeb & Chrissie Nichols
April 9, 2014
He was a damn good'en,ByGod! Hope to see you at the resurrection!
Jessie nickes
April 8, 2014
Shirley Petrey
April 8, 2014
I have know bobby for along time if you needed help Booby was there he spent alot of holidays at Hobert and Fanny greens ,bobby love to fish that was Hobert and Bobbys pass time down at the french broad river .Rest in peace bobby .
Shirley Petrey
April 8, 2014
We will remember Bobby in his healthier years and we are grateful that he is no longer suffering. May God be with Rebecca and others who loved Bobby.
Troy and Peggy Manning
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