The graveside service for Leslie Eugene "Bear" Burroughs, 80, of Lebanon, Tennessee, will be 2 p.m. Sunday, July 2, at Dement Cemetery in Athens. Spry Funeral Home is directing.
Mr. Burroughs passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at his residence.
He was a member of College Hills Church of Christ and an engineer for Columbia Gulf for 36
Visitation and a celebration of life were held Wednesday, June 21, at Partlow Funeral Chapel with
Frank Gailbreath and Bro. Kevin Owen officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Dwight Haddock, Timmy Mitchell, Curry Dudley, Richard Macon, Eddie Testamand, Ken Beck, Ray Ezzell, Bruce Johnson, David Elliott, Jeff Hall, Frank Dudley, Sam Jones and Larry Locke.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Edgar and Ora Lee Burroughs; and brothers, Elvin Burroughs, Junior Burroughs, Bobby Burroughs, and David Burroughs.
Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years, Betty Gilliam Burroughs; sons, Tim (Becky) Burroughs and Jeff (Michelle) Burroughs; adored granddaughters, Kate (Michael) Rector, Maggie Burroughs, Laurel Burroughs, and Ali Burroughs; great-grandson, John Michael Rector; brothers, Jerry (Patricia) Burroughs, Donnie (Kathy) Burroughs, Lanier Burroughs and Lester (Teresa) Burroughs; sister-in-law,
Patsy Burroughs; and numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and spouses, and other loving family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Healing Hands or The American Heart Association.
Published on June 27, 2017