Wayne Burris
January 16, 1940  -  February 7, 2019

Wayne Burris

MintonChatwell Funeral Directors
Broadway at Canadian
Fritch, TX  79036
Friday, February 8, 2019
6-8 pm
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Funeral Service
Minton Memorial Chapel
314 S. Hedgecoke
Borger, TX  79007
Saturday, February 9, 2019
3:30 pm
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Westlawn Memorial Park
8745 Hwy 136 - 6 Miles West of Borger
Borger, TX  79007
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V. A. Administration
6010 Amarillo Blvd.
Amarillo, TX  79106

American Diabetes Association
PO Box 11454
Alexandria, VA  22312

I served in the Navy.

Morris “Wayne” Burris went Home to be with his Heavenly Father and his beloved wife, Neva, on February 7, 2019. Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 9th at 3:30 pm in the Minton Memorial Chapel, Borger. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park, under the auspices of Billy Dixon Masonic Lodge #1369. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Friday at the funeral home in Fritch.

Wayne was born on January 16, 1940, to Ray and Jessye Burris in Whitewright, Texas. He attended Phillips High School. Wayne served in the US Navy aboard the USS Charles S Sperry (DD 697) and the USS Haynsworth (DD 700) from 1957-1963. He started his career with Pioneer Natural Gas and worked for Mapco for many years, Panhandle Eastern, Amoco and ended his career with Mapco. Wayne was also a member of the Billy Dixon Masonic Lodge.

He married Neva Lynne Austin on March 17, 1961. They were married 42 years and made their home in Fritch, Texas for most of their married life. Neva preceded him in death in 2002. He was also preceded in death by his dad, Ray and mother; Jessye and his brother in law, Buddy. Daddy loved the mountains and enjoyed collecting firearms and knives and a really fast car! He loved playing a good joke and laughing! He also loved spending his mornings at Chris’s Café, solving the world’s problems. He felt like he was part of the staff’s family! We are thankful they took such good care of him and loved on him.
Pappaw loved and cherished his family! He is survived by his kids; Loree and Tony Patak of Bartlesville, OK, Tammy and Glen Williamson of Nowata, OK, David and Leslie Burris of Fritch, TX and Chad and Tonya Burris of Denver City, TX, Sister Bettye Rowh of Fritch. Grandchildren; Brittni, McKenzi, Courtnee, Chase, Caydn, Colton, Braydn, Broedy, Bryce and Aubrey. Great grandchildren; Emma, Suttyn, Liam and Kamdyn and several nieces and nephews.

We now know that he truly “Feels Like a Million”. We love you Daddy/Pappaw!

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Veterans' Administration or the American Diabetes Association.


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  1. Brooke Stegall Breed

    Your Texas relatives are thinking of y’all and praying! God bless you all!

  2. Linda Pennington
    Fort Worth, TX

    Haven’t seen Wayne in years but always loved to hear him laugh! 😢

  3. Dusti & Thor
    Gatesville, TX

    So sorry for your loss, dear cousins. Uncle Wayne and I used to enjoy hanging out at Harbor Bay in the afternoons. Neither of us knew the other was there until he started talking to Dad. I was oblivious and he couldn't see, but being out there was relaxing to us both. So glad he gets to relax with Neva now.

  4. Lori Frost
    Fritch, TX

    Wayne will be missed everyday! Im going to miss Wayne saying are you going to do me lol I throw down my pen pad and put my hands around his neck choking him Best Job Ever

  5. Marc Blackwell
    Dumas, TX

    One of the funniest guys I ever met!My prayers to the family

  6. Tonya Leathers
    Fritch, TX

    Me and my kids live down the street from Wayne. I hate to hear this we will miss him driving by every day waving and honking such a sweet man. He loved the kids out here he even let them play basketball on his hoop since our broke. Very special man he will be missed.I will be praying for his family.

  7. Becky Beuke Garcia , Tina James, Bunny Anderson
    Fritch, TX

    Tina and I are with y’all today in our thoughts and praying for family. We will miss the old truck going down the highway and park at Chris kitchen. He was a great man most of the time. He is with his wonderful wife and mothers of is awesome kids. My mom will miss his calls on all holidays.

  8. Shelly Dees Barbour
    Canyon, TX

    Love yall so much. Prayers and love to all of you! He was such a great person and so funny. So many great memories spending the night and hanging at your house in high school.. such great times.

  9. The Mackeys
    Fritch, TX

    So sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.

  10. Bailey Cathey
    Borger, TX

    Praying for all of you!

  11. Mark Rowh (Nephew)
    Amarillo, TX

    Uncle Wayne, you will be missed! Loved your laughter and will remember the good times we had when you visited the farm in Bridgeport. Rest...no worries now...free from diabetes...Enjoy your new Home, but we will miss you here!

  12. Joe Kime
    Shawnee, OK

    Best friend. Will really miss him. Had lots of good times together. Great family. Love to all.Sorry I'm not there for you.

  13. Joe & Pam Cunningham
    Katy, TX

    We are so very sorry for your loss. How wonderful to know his new address is Heaven and you’ll see him again. Prayers for the family.

  14. Amanda McDaniel
    Borger, TX

    My love, thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. I’m deeply sorry and heartbroken to hear this news. I will truly miss him joking and being onery! Heaven sure gained a dear angel!!

  15. Pat Minton
    Borger, TX

    Prayers for your family ,You will be missed .
    Pat and Jim Minton

  16. Don &Mary Burrow
    Borger, TX

    Our deepest sympathy

  17. Sarah Taylor Herron
    Fritch, TX

    Loree, Tammy, David and Chad, I know your Daddy was so excited to see your Momma. Praise God they're back together again. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs for you all

  18. olivia garcia-martinez

    sending my deepest sympathy to all the family ..Sincerely, Olivia

  19. Mary Lou Lozier
    Fritch, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers for you as you go through this time. Keep the smiles and laughter in your hearts, as they will never go away!
    Tad and Mary Lou Lozier and family

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