It was Dec. 1, 1935, Bradley Garland Burr came into the world to Charles and Dorothy (Mincks) Burr.
He departed this life Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield at the age of 84 after a short illness.
Bradley was a union bricklayer and retired from the Fordland Ozark Correctional Center.
A lifelong resident of Fordland, he graduated from Fordland High School in 1953.
On Sept. 19 of the same year, he married Mary Jane Collins.
They had three daughters, Mary Sue Burr, Vanessa (Burr) Owens and Deanna (Burr) Brake.
He was a member of the Fordland Church of Christ. “Papa Geegee” enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and was an avid storyteller.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Charles and Dorothy Burr; his brother, Winfred Burr; his brother-in-law, Dean Matney; and his daughter, Mary Sue Burr.
He is survived by his daughters, Vanessa (Burr) Owens and husband Randy of Fordland, Deanna (Burr) Brake and husband Toney of Niangua; his sister, Dolores (Burr) Matney of Seymour; four grandchildren, Janelle (Dickson) Heavin and husband Brad of Republic, Robert Dickson and wife Amanda of Wichita, Kan., Sarah (Owens) Bahnmiller and husband Jason of Fordland and Samantha Brake of Niangua; eight great-grandchildren, Emily Dickson of Omaha, Neb., Aiyana and Bailey Dickson of Wichita, Kan., Megan and Luke Heavin of Republic and Pheonix, Karson and Paisley Bahnmiller of Fordland.
Memorial services will be held at a later date with burial at the Fordland Cemetery, under the direction of the Fraker Funeral Home Inc. of Marshfield.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Fair Haven Children’s Home in care of Fraker Funeral Home Inc., P.O. Box 85, Marshfield, Mo. 65706.