James Lee Burrus

james burrus

January 2, 1952 ~ April 13, 2024

Born in: Gainesville, Texas
Resided in: Hurst, Texas

Jim Burrus was known for his ability to walk into a room and instantly become friends with anyone he met. He never met a stranger. He was a master at fishing, played a mean game of poker, held an amazing sense of humor, and most importantly, was an incredible dad.

One of the last things he said was that Jesus Christ was without a doubt his personal Lord and Savior and died on the cross for his sins. This was the best Treasure Jim shared with everyone he encountered.

Jim is survived by his wife, Barb Burrus, son Chris Burrus and wife Courtney, daughter Jessica Burrus and husband Daniel, stepdaughter Rachael Mireles and husband Richard, grandchildren, whom affectionately referred to Jim as “Paw Paw,” and other relatives and friends.

Per his request, his ashes will be spread over and around one of his favorite fishing spots here in the heart of Texas, where core memories were made with his family, kids, and grandkids.

Rest in peace, Jimbo. Your memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who shared life with you and countless moments of fun.


Memorial Service: April 23, 2024 10:00 am

Crossroads Christian Church
6450 S. State Highway 360
Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Reception: April 23, 2024 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Room: Grand Hall

Crossroads Christian Church
6450 S. State Highway 360
Grand Prairie, TX 75052

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Memories Timeline


  1. Jimmy was THE BEST FRIEND that anyone could have. He was the brother I never had. We played music together, we talked, laughed, cried, joked, played poker, fished, worked together. I had lunch with him 2 weeks ago then we went shopping for new guitars. We were planning to start up another band !! Today he is playing in an angel band and they’re sounding real good since he got there. I’m sending up prayers of Peace and Comfort for his family…I miss you my brother. SONNY ASHLEY

  2. Today I’m thankful for Jim Burrus, a boss who as a single mom made it so I never had to work 2 jobs again. He believed in me and took me from a receptionist to a Regional Purchasing Manager within my 12 years in Architecture. Jim was a kind boss who truly wanted me to succeed. Jim passed away but his kindness will be remembered forever. Thank you for always believing I could be so much more.

  3. Rest among the Angels my friend. Your smile and laughter always brightened up our days.
    God Bless the family during this time. We will remember you in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Jim you will be missed no doubt. So glad we got to make memories fishing and camping at the ol’ annual Brown’s Lake Memorial Day Bash. You were one of the good ones. Keep telling your “big fish” stories. Condolences to Barb, Kids, Grandkids, and the family.

  5. Barb…
    So sorry for your loss. I can see from all the pictures that he made you and your families very happy.
    Just know my thoughts are with you always


    • Barb,
      I am so sorry to hear the news . My thoughts and prayers are with you, Rachel and the rest of the family. May good times and great memories get you all through this difficult time.


  6. I mostly remember Jimmy as a young man in Wichita Falls TX. He was a gentle soul with a soft voice, a great smile, and an awesome talent with the guitar. I will miss Jimmy’s presence at our get togethers with old men with questioning minds, who were once young college students who knew everything. Cheers Jimmy! We will remember you and miss you in Gulf Shores.

  7. Jimmy was a very special person. He was a sweet friend and such a kind hearted person. Having been a cheerleader at Rider High School with Jimmy, I have so many fond memories of those days. Loved having lunch with him last fall and reminiscing the good old days. Thanks for being my friend and the wonderful memories. You will be missed. Rest in Peace!

  8. Jim helped familiarize me with commercial hardware at my first full time job in 1985.
    He was friendly and helpful, even though he didn’t have to be. Peace be with you, Jim.

  9. Jimmy and I were friends at Rider and Midwestern. I have fond memories of his playing James Taylor songs on guitar as well as throwing touchdown passes to me in fraternity football games. Rest in peace my friend.

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