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Edward Eugene Burris

July 2, 1938 — June 10, 2022


Edward Eugene Burris

Charlotte – Edward Eugene “Gene” Burris, Jr., 83, passed away June 10, 2022, at his residence.


He was born in Cabarrus County on July 2, 1938, to the late Edward Eugene Burris and Myrtle Virginia Cline Burris. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his step son, Richard Bryan Blankenship.


Gene enjoyed bird watching, traveling and flying; he was an excellent pilot. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Gene retired from Exxon Mobil with over 30 years as an auditor. Gene was a loving husband, father and grandfather.


Left to cherish Gene’s memories is his loving wife of 42 years, Karen Abernathy Burris; His son, Edward E.  “Eddie” Burris, III and fiancée, Brent Burroughs. stepdaughter, Lisa Michelle Witherspoon and husband, John Mark; grandchildren, Alexandria Patrice Witherspoon and Bryan Ashton Witherspoon; brother Donald Burris and wife Glenda, sister Brenda Jones.  


Services will be at  a later date


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital


Condolences may be made to


Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the Family.




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