Tuesday, May 7, 2013 — Jay “Ted” Burris, 87, of Locust, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013.
Mr. Burris was born May 17, 1925, in Stanly County to the late Wade Hiram and Effie Faye Hatley Burris. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Bonnie Mae Burris.
The family received friends from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Hartsell Funeral Home, Midland. The memorial service followed will follow at 4 p.m. in Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel, officiating; Dr. Kinney Wallace, Rev. Doug Van Neil and Dr. Tommy Ross Jr. The burial followed in Locust Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 607 W. Main St., Locust, NC 28097.
At other times, the family will meet at his home.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Pattie Amanda Tucker Burris, of the home; his daughter, Linda Barbee and husband Rex of Locust, N.C.; grandson, Chad Whitley and wife Jodi; great-granddaughter, Kenzie; great-grandson, Blake of Harrisburg, N.C. and brother, Lloyd Burris and wife Shirley of Winston-Salem, N.C.
Mr. Burris was employed by Cannon Mills, as a textile supervisor in the print department for many years. He loved sitting on his front porch watching the traffic and talking to all the folks walking and running on the sidewalk. Folks liked to call him Teddy Bear.
Memorials may be made to Locust Presbyterian Church, 607 W. Main St., Locust, NC 28097 or First Baptist Church, PO Box 159, Locust, NC 28097.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Burris family.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.