Services for Paul Douglas Burris, 80, will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 in Griffin-Hillcrest Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Patman officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore.


Born Nov. 8, 1928 in Ardmore to Douglas Henry Burris and Hazel Wood McLain Burris, he died Feb. 24, 2009 in Ardmore. He married Betty Clendenin on Nov. 24, 1949 in Ardmore. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather Fred Wood, one brother, D.W. Bo Burris and sister-in-law Margaret Burris.


An Ardmore graduate, Doug lived in Richardson, Texas and retired from Bell Telephone Co. with Texas Instruments after 33-plus years of employment at the age of 54. He and his wife moved back to this area, first living at Falconhead where he enjoyed playing golf, fishing and catching frogs. They then moved to Ardmore in 1995 where they have lived since.


Survivors include his wife Betty of the home; three children, Alan Burris and wife Sharon of Ardmore, Gary Burris of Denver, Colo. and Beverly Ann Burris of Dallas, Texas; and one grandson, Paul Burris of Denver, Colo.


Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. tonight in Griffin-Hillcrest Funeral Home.


Online condolences may be left at www.Griffin-HillcrestFH.com.