William Norman Burris
William Norman Burris, 79, of Springfield, IL died December 20, 2017 – with his wife of 54 years by his side – at Solaris Healthcare, Merritt Island, FL. He was born August 22, 1938, in Springfield, the son of Thomas Marvin and Vera Marie Hibbs Burris. He married Oma Alice Ann Stahlheber on June 21, 1963.
He retired from Springfield Mass Transit District in 1997, after 31 years of service. He dearly loved his family, gardening, and was a die-hard Cubs fan.
Surviving are his wife, Oma Alice Ann, one daughter Cynthia Diane Alicia Jane Carter (husband Shawn); two sons, David William (wife Robin Renee VanMeter Burris), of Titusville, FL, and Gregory James (wife Vanessa Renee Kelso Burris) Miesau, Germany, nine grandchildren; Joshua David Allen Lewis (wife Shelby), Jeffrey James Bates, Jeremy James Bates, and Jennifer Diane Alicia Jane Bates of Virden, IL; Alexander David Burris (wife Britni), Allison Renee Burris Garrett (husband Thomas), and Abbigayle Nicole Burris of Titusville, FL; Tiffanny Christine Burris Haacker (husband Robert) of Shreveport, LA and Ryan James Burris of Miseau Germany, four great grandchildren; Macy and Aubrey Lewis, Lillian Burris, and David Haacker; and one sister Velma Eileen Ratsch of Springfield, IL.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1965, his mother in 1995, a brother, Robert Eugene Burris in 1952, a sister, Betty Louise Sloper in 2003, brother Edward Thomas in 2007, and sister Shirley Marie Ackelson in 2012.
Private family services are being held.