The Washington Times-Herald


January 21, 2014

Clyde "Dickie" Burris

April 9, 1929 - Jan. 18, 2014

Clyde “Dickie” Burris, 84, Washington, passed away at 10:48 a.m. Saturday at Daviess Community Hospital.

He was born April 9, 1929 in Washington to Lowell and Elma (Hitch) Burris. He attended Washington High School and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Washington VFW and loved fishing and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Colleen (Jerger) Burris whom he married June 29, 1960; three daughters, Karen (Morris) Petty of Washington, Jane (Jim) Arthur of Seymour, and Barbara Petty of Washington; two brothers, Bob Burris and Jim Burris of Washington; six grandchildren, Troy Arthur, Tammy (Phil) Norton, Judy (David) Bledsoe, Julie (Troy) Stuart, Laurie (JR) Crew, Lana (Pat) Beck; and 14 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson Little Jimmy Arthur; one daughter Judith Gail Klem; three sisters, Lucille Grannan, Barbara (Emmons) Cassidy, and Margie Brothers; and one brother, Charles Burris.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the start of services at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ed Lee Mortuary. Yvonne Evans will be officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery with graveside rites conducted by the Washington American Legion and VFW.

Memorial donations may be given to St. Vincent DePaul Society, 815 Main St., Washington, Ind., 47501.

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