Otis Franklin Burris

Vancouver, Washington

1930 - 2019


Vancouver, Washington


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OTIS FRANKLIN BURRIS June 18, 1930 ˜ October 25, 2019 Otis Franklin Burris passed away peacefully at his residence in Vancouver, WA on October 25, 2019. He was born in Ponca City, OK to parents Otis Edgar and Cirrelda Franklin Burris. Otis was the youngest of 3, having two older...

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An absolutely authentic honorable person. I worked alongside Dr.Burris when he mentored the family medicine residents. He was the best role model ever. The best.

so sorry to hear of dr burri's passing Dr burris was a wonderful doctor and treated everyone with such compassion

Dr. Burris and Dr. Dillman operated on my Grandmother and saved her like at the Old St Joes hospital. I will never forget those two wonderful Doctors. May God bless your family.

I was sorry to read about Dr. Burris. I worked with him and Dr. Dillman at Vancouver Memorial and SWWH as an RN and in several roles. They saved my life when a surgery by an OB MD was handled badly. The would not let that MD near me again and were very mad. But because of their care many people were well taken care. He was a caring man. I was Director of Nurses when St. Joseph and Memorial became SWWH.Their advice and help was as always so helpful. My condolences to the family.

I had the pleasure of working with and knowing Dr. Burris. He was a very wonderful gentleman and physician. Always had a smile when he would walk onto the units to make his rounds. He always treated his patients and staff with respect. We have lost a wonderful gentleman and physician but heaven has gained a bright shining star and angel to watch over his family❤. May God's blessings be with his family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

I was honored to have known Otie Burris as a partner, mentor, friend, and neighbor for more than 25 years. When I joined the Columbia Surgical Group he very much made me feel welcome (possibly because I was replacing him on the call schedule) and always treated me as an equal, even though I was much younger and less experienced. Otie's strength of character greatly helped to define the camaraderie we all felt within our small group of surgeons. This is difficult to put into words other than...

Laura and Cindy,

Your Dad was such a kind and humble man. I always enjoyed seeing both of your parents. They were always so positive and interesting.
I once cleaned Your Dad's and Dr. Dillman's Clinic on Sunday's with Dr. Dillman's daughter. It was a great job for young teenagers even though I occasionally used too much wax on the floor in the exam rooms.
I remember telling your Dad about this and he didn't seem too concerned about it, just chuckled. What a gem he...

I worked at SWWMC in the 80's where I would see Dr. Burris. I always liked him. He was a good doctor, a gentleman and just a nice person. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

In 1966 I had a motorcycle accident which destroyed 2 thirds or my liver and my Gaul Blatter. Dr. Burris and Dr. Dillman were my physician's, Dr. Burris the main surgeon. I owe my life to him them. They were extremely caring loving doctors. I was 20 years old, married a short time and had one child 5 months old. They helped us through by giving us needed medicines (no charge).
To this day every time I visit the hospital I always think of him and what he did for me. I always wanted to...