November 27, 1935 - July 24, 2018
Walter Allen "Walt" Burris, age 82 and a lifelong resident of Franklinton, passed away at his home in the early morning hours of Tuesday July 24, 2018. He was born November 27, 1935, the youngest son of the late Walter Addison Burris and Electa Sylvest Burris. He will be remembered for his quick, dry wit, love of classic (and fast) cars and the ability to fix or build anything. He loved his family very much and he is already greatly missed by everyone.
Survived by: Wife of 57 years: Sue Crain Burris of Franklinton; Son and Daughter in law: Allen and Jeannie Burris of Enon; Daughter and Son in law: Teresa and Bill Stafford of Hammond; 2 Grandsons and a Spouse: Dustin and Lindsey Corkern of Pearland, TX, Matt Young of Hammond; 2 Granddaughters: Kenzie Burris, Payton Burris both of Franklinton; Great-grandson: Ryland Corkern; Great-granddaughter: Audrey Ball; Sister: Mary Burris Crain of Pine; Sister in law: Jeanne Knight Burris of Franklinton; He was also preceded in death by brother Kenneth Burris, brother and sister in law Karl Hampton Burris and Versie Hodges Burris and brother in law Lavell Crain.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday July 26th from 10 am until 12 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 12 pm Thursday with Rev. Leon Hickman officiating. Burial will follow in Ellis Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Matt Young, Dustin Corkern, Bill Stafford, Lawrence Green, Stuart Slade, Jerry Wayne Fruge’, Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers: Coleman Knight, Jeff Green, Wayne Fleming, Fred Hoggatt