Monroe C. Burris Jr., 89, of Belleville, Ill., born Thursday, Aug. 11, 1921, in East St. Louis, Ill., died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill.
Mr. Burris Jr. was a retired machinist for Granite City Steel for 35 years. He was a member of Westview Baptist Church in Swansea, Ill., where he was very active. He was an avid golfer and a World War II U.S. Marine veteran.
He was preceded in death by son, Dean Burris; parents, Monroe C. and Ruth C., nee Goss, Burris Sr.
Surviving are his wife, Lillian B., nee Tiefenauer, Monroe; son, Don (Victoria) Burris of Swansea, Ill.; daughter, Karen (Leon) Stamm of Ramstein Airbase, Germany; brother, Edward W. (Betty) Burris of Belleville, Ill.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Southern Illinois or Westview Baptist Church.
Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Kurrus Funeral Home, with the Rev. Vance Vyers officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.