Benjamin F. “Benny” Burr, 70, of Love Valley, and formerly of Ellerbe, moved to heaven on Thursday, March 16, 2017.
Mr. Burr was born March 20, 1946, in Chesterfield, South Carolina, the son of the late Henry Eugene Burr and Sarah Elizabeth Maree Burr.
He was employed by JP Stevens in Aberdeen, Phil’s Plumbing & Heating, Southern Pines. He was employed as a farm manager for 17 years at Galliimore & Sons in Ellerbe. He was also employed by Johnson Construction in Statesville, and Walker Foundry in Taylorsville. He excelled in any job attempted. He was a volunteer fireman in his younger years in the West End, Mt. Pleasant, and Derby Fire Departments, holding the office of Assistant Chief and Chief.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Mildred Ard, Shirley Helms, Francis Helms, and Lois Helms; three brothers, Henry Burr, Clavin Burr, and Jerry Burr; three half-sisters, Anna Threadgill, Catherine Wilkinson, and Sara Alexandra; and a half-brother, Eugene Maree.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Gay McCall Burr of the home; a son, Johnny Burr and wife Kim of Union Grove; a step-son, Thomas Williams and wife Veronica of Statesville; two grandsons, Scott Burr and friend Amber O’Donnell, and Sam Williams; a great-grandson, Wyatt Burr; a sister, Brenda Minor of Reidsville; Norma Jean Kitchen; three step-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will conduct a Celebration of Life service at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Love Valley Presbyterian Church. Visitation will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Casual dress is requested. We wore jeans when we married and wear jeans on Sunday to our little western church on the hill.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Love Valley Presbyterian Church, c/o Vicki Reid, 23494 Vannoy Ridge Rd, Moravian Falls, NC 28654.
Thanks to special friends, Wayne (Geraldine) Curry, Wade Tart, Don (Nancy) Menz, Benita Tilley, and Michelle Rivenbark.
Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the Burr Family.