Jessie Doyle Burris, 94, of Lufkin, was born October 12, 1913, in Angelina County, Texas, the son of the late Lovisey Jane (Townsend) and Millard Fillmore Burris. He passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2008, in a local hospital.
Mr. Burris was retired from the R. C. Cola Company, where he was employed as a salesman. He was devoted to his family, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing and listening to music, and enjoyed attending numerous churches.
Survivors include his daughters, Geraldine Renken of Lufkin, Janece Lankford of Beaumont and JoAnn Adams of Guymon, Oklahoma; son, Jerry D. Burris of Lufkin; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.
Services for Mr. Burris will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2008, in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Blake Powers and Reverend Gary Forrest officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at Gipson Funeral Home.