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).
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