Roy Eugene Burris

November 25, 1940 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Roy Burris Obituary

Roy “Gene” Burris, age 83, of Meadville, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family. 

A visitation will be held Friday, February 2, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Wright Funeral Home in Brookfield. Graveside services will follow the visitation, at the Bucklin Masonic cemetery in Bucklin with Pastor Richard Casady officiating. 

Memorials to the Sumner Community Betterment Fund or Masonic Lodge # 74 may be left at or mailed to Wright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, Missouri 64628. 

Roy Eugene, son of Roy Estel and Daisey Waunita (Davolt) Burris, was born November 25, 1940, in Bucklin. In May of 1995, he married Katherine (McCaughey) Shiflett who survives him. 

Gene was a Boilermaker with Local #83 until his retirement. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 50+years, Sumner United Methodist church and one of the few remaining original Sumner Park Board members where he served on multiple committees and helped with every community project.  

Survivors include his two daughters, Ann Burris, and wife, Kathy of Belton, Arla Beneke, and husband, Jeff of Peculiar; four step-children, Paul Shiflett, and wife, Dena, James Shiflett, Diane Long, and husband, Tyler and Chris Shiflett; thirteen grandchildren, Jessie, Alex, Keith, Jake, Nicole, Anthony, Tisha, Nicholas, Natalie, Tauna, Tamara, Shelby and April; eighteen great-great grandchildren; one brother, James “Jim” Burris, and wife, Kathleen. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Carl Lewis and several aunts and uncles.


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February 2, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Wright Funeral Home
1201 West Helm
Brookfield, MO 646289

Graveside Service
February 2, 2024

12:00 PM
Bucklin Masonic Cemetery
Cedar Street
Bucklin, MO 64631


Sumner Community Betterment Fund

Masonic Lodge #74


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