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H. David Burris

December 26, 1943 — August 25, 2019


H. David Burris, age 75, of Wilmington, OH, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, OH.

He was born December 26, 1943 in Cincinnati, OH, son of the late Herman Henry Burris  and Melba Rosemae Vastine Burris.

.He was a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from International Paper in Mason after 40 years of service.

Surviving is his wife, Kathleen Burris whom he married October 28, 1978, 5 children, Annette Sue Burris, David Wayne Burris, Jennifer Elaine Reid, Kelly Marie Ruffner, and Dannielle Burris, grandchildren, Eric, Delana, Zach, Nigel, Christen,  Bradley, Brayden, April, Codie, Corey, Corteney, Cassidy, Maliyah, Maddox, Makayla, 11 great grandchildren, Mother-in-law, Joanne Blount, Sister, Pauline (Clarence) Frazier, 2 Brothers, Mark (Michelle) Burris, John Burris, numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.

In addition to his parents David was preceded in death by 2 brothers Charles and Gary Burris, and a granddaughter, Chloe Grace Ruffner.

A Celebration of David's Life will be held at the Wilmington American Post #49, 140 E. Locust Street, Wilmington, Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm with Chaplain Paul Butler officiating. The American Legion Honor Guard will conduct full military honors.

Friends will be received at the American Legion Post Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.

Contributions in David's memory may be made to the Wounded Warriors, Hospice of Fayette County, or Multiple Myeloma Foundation. The Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home, Wilmington , is assisting the family. To sign the online guest book, go to

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wilmington American Legion Post (Clinton County Memory Gardens)


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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wilmington American Legion Post (Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington)


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