BROOKPORT, Ill. — Jackie Joe Burrus, 60, of Brookport, went home to be with his Lord at 12:00 p.m., Monday, January 28, 2013, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah with his loving family by his side.
Jackie was born March 25, 1952, in Pope County to Ross and Lillian (Blomer) Burrus. He married Scholitta (Lange) Burrus on June 29, 1973, in Metropolis. Jackie and Scholitta shared 39 years of marriage.
Jackie was retired, having worked for Guaranteed Construction for several years. He also worked as a security guard at EEI in Joppa before health issues forced his retirement. He was a member of the Brookport Church of God. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Jackie is survived by his wife, Scholitta of Brookport; son, Jack Burrus II of Clearwater, Fla.; brother, Donnie (Bonnie) Burrus; three sisters, Peggy (Roy) Fairfield, Norma Varvel, Annie (Darrel) Harris, all of Brookport; four brothers-in-law, Harold (Linda) Lange of Metropolis, Buck (Dorothy) Lange of Metropolis, Jimmy Galbraith of Brookport, Roy Wetherington of Brookport; five sisters-in-law, Kay (Ed) Rude of Campus, Ill., Sandy (Ted) Randles of Unionville, Margie Lange of Metropolis, Wilma (Willard) Walls of Brookport and Doris Stites of Paducah. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jimmy Burrus; sister, Gail Galbraith; sister-in-law, Martha Wetherington; three brothers-in-law, Bobby Lange, Donnie Lange and Gary Varvel.
Funeral services will be 12 noon, Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Brookport Church of God (intersection of 4th & George Streets) with the Rev. Charles Tate officiating. Interment will follow in Otterbien Cemetery in Pope County.
Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2013, at the Brookport Church of God.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brookport Church of God. Memorial envelopes are available at the church.
Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City is entrusted with the arrangements.
For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.pylefuneralhome.com or you may call (618) 983-7777.