11/27/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Bobby Burroughs

Byron V. "Bobby" Burroughs
(13 May 1917 - 20 Nov Apr 2007)

Newport News High School Class of @ 1935


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Sad news comes to us once more.   Bobby Burroughs, father of    Ronnie Burroughs ('60) of VA and    Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62) of VA, and himself a member of the Newport News High School family, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 in Newport News at the age of 90.

From the Daily Press - 11/27/07:

  NEWPORT NEWS - Byron V. "Bobby" Burroughs, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007.

Born on May 13, 1917, he was a lifelong resident of Newport News. In 1979 he retired after 42 years with the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. He was an avid golfer and member of the James River Country Club, Past President of the Propeller Club, and the Hampton Roads Coal Association.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Claude Burroughs; eight siblings, Geraldine Martin, Lois Gray, Beatrice "Beechie" Norsworthy, Norma Lagatella, his twin brother, John C. Burroughs Jr., Jacqueline "Jackie" Burroughs Tredennick, Paul R. Burroughs, and Douglas L. Burroughs.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Ruth Scott Burroughs; son, Ronald B. "Ronnie" Burroughs and his wife, Joyce; and Bettina Burroughs Farmer and her husband, Bill, of Newport News. He is also survived by his sister-in laws, Jackie Burroughs, and Vi Burroughs.

Bobby Burroughs

Affectionately called "Bobby," he will be greatly missed by his five grandchildren, Kristi Burroughs, "Chip" Burroughs, Jaynee Burroughs Kannan, Lauren Andreev McHugh, Jason Andreev; and his five great-grandchildren, Joshua Parker, Indy and Bayden Burroughs, Cameron and Sydney Kannan.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m., on Thursday Nov. 29, at the Peninsula Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters.

Cremation Society of Virginia, Newport News, is assisting the family.

Published in the Daily Press on 11/27/2007.
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To The Burroughs Family,
My deepest condolences, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort. who comforts us in all our tribulation. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. I hope you find all the comfort you need.
Norma Williams (Suffolk, VA) - November 21, 2007
Our thoughts are with your family during this sad time. It is so very hard to let someone go that you love so much.
Brownie Shaffer Haracivet (Gloucester, VA) - November 21, 2007
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We are very sorry to see such a good man leave us, but happy that Dad now has his best friend and golfing buddy with him so they can go on doing what they liked to do the most.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Ruth, Cousin Ronnie and Tina and all of the Burroughs extended family on the loss of a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and special friend and mentor to all of us by the way he lived his life..

Diane and Steve Tredennick
Steven Tredennick (Round Rock, TX) - November 24, 2007
Ruth, Tina and Ronnie,
Please know how sorry we all are to lose Uncle Bobby! He was such a sweet, kind and gentle man who we loved so much! Abbie will miss her "birthday buddy" but will always keep his memory in our hearts. We pray God will give you comfort during this difficult time and help you to recall the good times you had with Bobby!
We love you!
Doug, Paula and Abbie
Paula Burrroughs Newbill (Hampton, VA) - November 24, 2007
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Dear Tina and family,

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Grandpa "Bobby" and hope that you will all be surrounded by the beautiful peace that fond memories bring. You are in our thoughts.
Tom and Shannon Power and kids ( Mark McHugh's sister)
Shannon McHugh-Power (Shrewsbury, MA) - November 25, 2007  
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No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Paula Sturtevant Comstock (Houston, TX) - November 27, 2007  
Kristi, Chip, and Jaynee,

I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather. Please know I am thinking about you all during this difficult time.

Jennifer (Schroer) Highsmith
Jennifer Highsmith (Newport News, VA) - November 27, 2007  
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Dear family and friends: I send my deepest condolences. Psalms 46:1 "God is for us a refuge and strength. A help that is readily to be found during distresses.
From the staff of Health Services (Williamsburg, VA) - November 27, 2007  


   Our deepest sympathies are extended to the entire Burroughs family.

  From Tina Burroughs Farmer ('62) of VA - 11/27/07:

..... I appreciate the listing on your website......
Thank you Carol ... you do an awesome job.
Tina Burroughs Farmer  (class of '62)

   Thank you, Tina.  Again, you have my sincerest condolences.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol


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