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Silas Edgar Burris

Silas Edgar Burris, age 74, of Carrollton passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in his home.

Born Nov. 17, 1938, in Crestline, he was a son of Guilford Lawson Burris and Urana Mildred (Watts) Burris.

Silas retired after 20 years of service in the US Navy as an Air Traffic Control Chief.  He worked 15 years for the Department of Defense in the nuclear power program.  He was a member of United Methodist Church of Minerva, a 50-year member of the Masons and belonged to Lodge 124 in Carrollton, and belonged to the American Legion in Malvern.  He loved hunting, fishing, woodworking, camping and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Janet (Baker) whom he married Dec. 26, 1959; three sons, John Burris of Richmond, KY, T. Scott (Carla) Burris of Greensboro, PA, and Stephan "Eric" (Regina) Burris of Berea, KY; a daughter, Debbie Wills Wheeler of Ridgecrest, CA; two sisters, Beatrice (Robert) Estes and Sally (Robert) Karam, both of Kentucky; and five grandchildren, Scott Burris, Jr., Matthew Burris, Silas Burris, Elijah Burris, and Nicholas Burris.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, G.L. Burris, Jr.; and a sister, Bonnie Smith.

A memorial service will be held Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. in Allmon-Dugger-Cotton Funeral Home in Carrollton with Charles Pearson officiating.  Military services will be provided by the American Legion, DAV, and VFW.  A Masonic service will be held at 10:30 a.m.  Donations can be made to Aultman Hospice Program, 2821 Woodlawn Ave., NW, Canton, OH 44708 or the Salvation Army.