Wellington F. (Bill) Burr, 77, of Natural Bridge
Natural Bridge - Wellington F. (Bill) Burr, 77, of 43461 Beartown Road, died early Thursday morning, December 6, 2012 at his residence where he was under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County.
Bill was born in the Town of Greig on September 13, 1935, the son of the late Howard and Lena France Burr. He attended school in Martinsburg. He married the former Mary Jane Woodside on November 24, 1954 at the Methodist Church in Carthage.
Bill worked for the Town of Wilna Highway Department for several years before joining New York Air Brake in Watertown. He worked there for over 30 years, retiring as a tester/inspector. He was a sergeant in the Army Reserves and with the 127th Maintenance Company, National Guard.
Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman who also enjoyed wood working. He was a former Track Champion at the Evans Mills Speedway in 1971 & 1972, driver of the #8 Pontiac in the Charger Class.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Burr of Natural Bridge, two sons, Keith A. Burr of Natural Bridge and Dale R. Burr of Wilkesboro, NC, three Grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, one brother, Ted Burr of Picayune, MS and several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by a brother, Howard Burr Jr. and 3 sisters, Minnie (Tiny) Robbins, Marjorie Davie and Maudie Harris.
Graveside services will be held in the spring at Hillside Cemetery, Natural Bridge. The body will be cremated. Family and friends are invited to his home to call at their convenience. Arrangements are with the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.
Friday, May 24, 2013, Watertown, NY
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