Born: Tuesday Apr 21, 1931

Died: Wednesday Jan 6, 2021


Samuel Eugene "Gene" Burroughs

April 21, 1931 - January 6, 2021

Samuel Eugene “Gene” Burroughs, 89, of Stoneville, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at UNC-Rockingham Health Care in Eden.

***A graveside service will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, January 17, at Ridgeview Memorial Gardens.  He will lie in repose at Fair Funeral Home on Saturday from 12 Noon to 6 PM for those wishing to come by to pay their respects.****

Born April 21, 1931 in Ridgeway, VA, Gene was the son of the late Claire Burroughs and Hallie Shelton Burroughs.  He was a member of First Church of the Brethren in Eden.  Gene retired from Henry County Plywood Company in Ridgeway, VA, after 30 years of service.  He enjoyed woodworking and loved music and playing guitar.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mary Slaughter Burroughs of the home; sons, Samuel Eugene Burroughs, Jr. (Adrienne) of Stoneville and Belvin Thomas (Janie) of Eden; daughters, Lisa Trant (Steve) and Judy Burroughs, both of Stoneville; 19 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; sister, Doris Wilkins of Stoneville; brothers, James Burroughs of Blackstone, VA and David Burroughs of Stoneville, NC; and sister, Wilma Grogan of Ridgeway, VA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughters, Kay Frances Burroughs Wray and Margaret Ann Burroughs McAnally; brother, Russell Burroughs; sister, Ora Bradford; and brothers, Louis Burroughs, Curtis Burroughs and Alvis Burroughs.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Church of the Brethren, 730 Church Street, Eden, NC 27288.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com

 



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Tommy - RIcky and I are so sorry for the loss of your father...we will keep you in our prayers!!
Ricky and Novie Tuggle

Sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed hearing Mr Burroughs playing the guitar, he was so good. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Bobbie Shough

Lisa and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers lifted for comfort and peace. Much love to all of you. The Perdue Family Jason, MJ, Brandon and Ian
Mary Jane Perdue

So sorry for your loss!!! Praying for healing, comfort and peace at this difficult time!!! May God Bless you all!!!
Micki M. Neal

Judy and Lisa and Burroughs family.....Prayers for all of you during this very difficult time for your family.. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Vicki Robertson

We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Wayne Handy and family.
Wayne Handy

Sam and Tommy,I am sorry for your lose fellows. My prayers go out to you and your family.
Phillip Hicks

All who loved Gene are in our prayers....thinking of you all. So deeply sorry for your loss. Chad and Amber Caviness
Amber Caviness

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