Darrel E. Burri

February 9, 1939 - November 2, 2015
Darrel E. Burri

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Darrel E. Burri, 76, died on Monday, November 2, 2015, at Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News. He was born in Bushong, Kansas, to Adolph and Clara Burri on February 9, 1939.  His early education was in Bushong, and he was a rabid, proud Jayhawk from the University of Kansas. His career spanned over 45 years serving both in the capacity of an Air Force officer and as a civil servant across the United States and Germany.  Over thirty years were spent at Langley AFB. Preceding Darrel in death were his parents, Adolph and Clara Burri, and his father-and-mother-in-law, S. Max and Jeane Davis. “Pops” or “Uncle,” as Darrel is known by grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, is survived by his wife, Sally, his daughter, Ashly Rogers (Greg), and son, Chris (Emily).  His much loved grandchildren are Lauren and Cameron Rogers and Parker Burri.  Also surviving Darrel are his sister Carol Peterson, and brother-in-law, Scott Davis (Karen).Nieces, nephews, and cousins who loved and adored Darrel are Brenda Peterson, Denise Black-Andersen (Jerry), Kevin Peterson (LeeAnne), Preston Davis, Cailee Andersen, Kari Roberts (Brock), Brennen Davis, Lisa Connor, Travis Connor, Nick Black, Cody Andersen, Katie Reeder, Lucas Peterson, Tessa Peterson, and Kellen Roberts. A husband, a father, a “Pops,” a brother, a friend, a colleague–a true man for all seasons–Darrel also leaves many long-time friends and acquaintances. The family visitation will be at noon on Friday, November 6, at Williamsburg United Methodist Church where Darrel served on the Welcome and Witness Committee.  The memorial service will be following the visitation at 1:00 p.m.  A celebration reception will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Kingspoint Club House.  With Kingspoint, Darrel served as membership chairman and assistant treasurer.  He was the first face of Kingspoint many people saw as they moved into the community. Memorials may be given to Early Childhood Music School at WUMC, 500 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185; Habitat For Humanity, Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg (www.habitatpgw.org),  and Leukemia and Lymphona Society, (http://pages.teamintraining.org/vtnt/mardigra16/JTerry) (www.donate.lls.org).


Friday, November 6, 2015
12:00 AM

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500 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • November 05, 2015
    Nick Germanos says:
    I could go on and on about what a great man that Darrel was. He helped so many in so many different ways. He was very compassionate and understanding, and had a way of communicating with so many different types of people. His advice was always sound. He helped me through some very rough times. He was one of the most unselfish people that I have ever met. I will never forget him and always be grateful that our paths crossed. May he rest in peace.

  • November 06, 2015
    Bill Bryan says:
    I knew Darrel for almost my entire career. From the old TAC days at Georgia AFB in Victorville California to my most recent home in ACC at Moody AFB in Valdosta Georgia. He was always a strong professional supporter and a good friend. My wife and I will miss you Darrel. Bill

  • November 06, 2015
    Marilyn belyea says:
    Darrell was a wonderful person and a great neighbor for many years. He will be missed.

  • November 08, 2015
    Sandy Hespe says:
    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the Burri family during this difficult time. Sally, I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • November 08, 2015
    Ann Cochran says:
    Sally, I was saddened to see Darrel's obituary in The Daily Press and sorry we have lost track of each other after all these years. It appears he achieved much during his lifetime and was loved by so many. I am sure he will be missed very much. Cherish the memories.