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Burrus, George C.

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July 8, 1936 - October 10, 2010

Burrus, George C.

Craig entered the presence of his
Lord and Savior on Sunday, October
10 at his home in Dallas. He
was 74 years old. Craig was born in
New York City July 8, 1936. He
attended Syracuse University where
he was a student in the New York
State College of Forestry. He graduated
from Syracuse in June 1958.
Upon graduation Craig entered the
U.S. Air Force and trained as a pilot.
He saw service in Vietnam
where he flew over 200 missions as a
C130 pilot. He left the Air Force in
1965 as a Captain and began a career
with Delta Airlines that would
be his work for the next 32 years.
He retired from Delta as a Captain
in 1996. While flying for Delta he
used his free time taking classes in
woodworking and carpentry at
Northlake Community College in
Irving. After his retirement he became
a teacher for those courses and
did so until 2010. Craig was a master
woodworker and enjoyed building
furniture for his home and
friends. He enjoyed hunting and
was a member of the Dallas Woods
and Water Club. He was also an
Eagle Scout. Craig was an active
Numismatist for many years with
an exceptional collection. He will
be best remembered by his friends
as a person always ready to help
with any task or need. He was an
exceptional friend to many and will
be deeply missed. Craig is survived
by his wife Lynn, his son Steven of
Whitewright, Texas, his daughter
Elizabeth Gandy (Russell) of University
Park, three grandsons; Carson,
Ryan and Holt and one granddaughter,
Gracie. Services for Craig
will be held at the North Dallas Funeral
Home on Monday, October
18 at 11 a.m. Memorial gifts can be
designated for idiopathic pulmonary
fibrosis research at Mayo Clinic.
Mailed to Mayo Clinic, Department
of Development, 200 First
Street SW, Rochester, Minnesota
55905. Please note in memory of
Craig Burrus.

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