Ronald D. Burris, 74, Metamora


Ronald D. Burris (Ron), 74 of Metamora, Indiana passed away Saturday, June 22,2019 in Brookville  surrounded by his family.

Ron was born in Tellico Plains, Tennessee at home on May 10, 1945. He was the 7th son of 12 children born to the late Plez and Elma (Evans) Burris. As a young boy Ron loves to work on cars, bikes, and spend time with his older brothers. By the age of 16 Ron had joined the military and traveled to Italy where he served as an MP and began boxing in his leisure time. From there, Ron began his entrepreneurial journey and was able to experience many adventures. He owned a gas station, body shop, ornamental concrete business, was a carpenter, electrician, plumber, electronic technician and could even sew! Ron became a jack of all trades but, his greatest love was for the Lord whom he committed his life to and served as a member at the Batavia Church of God for 21 yrs. Ron was a man of faith, love and family.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents Plez and Elma (Evans) Burris, siblings Carlis Burris, Kenneth Burris, Verlin Burris, Clifford Burris, Loreda (Burris) Hughes, Anita (Burris) Chamberlain.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 21 yrs. Donna K. Burris, sons Rodney (Janice)Burris of Madisonville Tn., James Burris of Metamora In. Step-children Paul Kinnaman of Metamora In. Jessica (Matt) Voils of Morgantown In. Tim (Heather) Daniels of Metamora In.  8 grandchildren, Brandon, Blaine, James, Jason, Maty, Easton, Hunter, Daniel; siblings Max (Sue) Burris of Batavia Ohio, Ralph (Ellen) Burris of Loveland Ohio, Lester (Patricia) Burris of Cleveland TN. Glenn Burris of Cincinnati Oh. Sue Burris of Tn. Several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Family & friends may visit from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Metamora Church of God, 20124 U.S. Highway 52, Laurel, Indiana.

Pastor Wayne Ison & Rev. Max Burris will officiate the Funeral Services at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Metamora Church of God.

Burial with full military graveside honors by the Bernard Hurst Post #77 of the American Legion will follow in Sims Cemetery in New Fairfield, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society.  Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ron Burris, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences to the family please visit