Robert L. Burris

May 9th, 1927 - November 8th, 2012

CENTERVILLE, Ind. Robert L. Burris, age 85, of Centerville, died Thursday, November 8, 2012, at his home. Born May 9, 1927, in Wayne County, to Claude W. and Helen Lucille Hamm Burris, he was a life-long resident of Wayne County. Bob was a graduate of Centerville High School and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He worked for M&D Shelving Company, which later became MEG Manufacturing, for 29 ½ years and for the Richmond State Hospital for 19 ½ years. Bob was a member of Hiram Lodge #417, F. & A.M. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and gardener. Bob enjoyed watching baseball and was an IU basketball fan. Survivors include his wife, Joan McCord Burris, to whom he was married on June 10, 1947; two children, Carol Ann (Bob) Horton of Oak Harbor, Ohio, and Rusty (Kristy) Burris of Winchester; three grandchildren, Marisa Horton, Arianne Horton, and Hilary (Jamie) Spear; two great-grandchildren, Elsie Spear and Reid Spear; brother, Bill Burris of Centerville; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Phyllis Lucille Ponder. Visitation for Robert L. Burris will be from 2 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2012, at Mills Funeral Home, 405 East Main Street, Centerville, with Masonic service at 5:45 p.m. Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2012, at Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Max Knight officiating. Burial will be in Elkhorn Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at

2:00PM to 6:00PM on Sunday, November 11th, 2012 at Mills Funeral Home (map/driving directions)

1:00PM at Mills Funeral Home on Monday, November 12th, 2012 (map/driving directions)

Elkhorn Cemetery
5697 Esteb Road
Richmond, IN 47374 (map/driving directions)