Jack James Burroughs, age 91, of Pulaski, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at the home of his son in King George.
Born Nov. 2, 1921 in Bluefield, W.Va., he was the son of the late James Blane Burroughs and Cora Ethel Kidd Burroughs. His wife, Edna Mae Gent Burroughs, and a number of sisters and brothers also preceded him in death.
He was a former member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Pulaski and was a current member of Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist in King George. Mr. Burroughs was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. He was a member of the Pulaski American Legion and retired from the furniture industry with over 42 years of service.
Surviving are his sons, Lynn Gent Burroughs and wife, Pat of King George, Gary Wayne Burroughs and wife, Donna of Royce City, Texas; grandchildren, Mitchell, Robert, Jana, and Ken; sisters Helen Maxine Eaton of Bland, and Mary Frances Parcell of Pearisburg, Wanda Jane Blankenship of Bland, and Betty Lane of Bland; brothers Orrin Burroughs of Washington, Harry Lee Burroughs of Stephens City, and John Robert “Johnny” Burroughs of Kentucky.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Pulaski, with the Rev. Bobby Ward officiating.
Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin, with military honors conducted at the graveside by the Pulaski V. F. W. Post 1184.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be sent to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1946 Medallion Dr., Pulaski.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bower Funeral Home, 1631 Bob White Blvd., Pulaski.
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Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the Burroughs family.