No services for Robert Lee Burrus, 68, of Sparta, Mo., are planned at this time. Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks. 

He died on July 26, 2019. 

Bob was born on April 29, 1951, in Rock Island, Ill., son of Harold and Nita Clouser Burrus. He was joined in marriage to Beverly Jean Warner, on June 2, 1973. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and was a telephone lineman for AT&T. He was known as a car and motorcycle enthusiast, driving Camaros and Corvettes. He loved being outdoors and was a voracious reader.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his in-laws, Ralph and Betty Warner.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years; sister, Karen (Jim) Hubbard, of Grand Prairie, Texas; sister-in-law, Carolyn (Mick) Menage, of Dakota Dunes, S.D.; sister-in-law, Jan (Bill) Blue, of Frederick, Colo. and brother-in-law, Bill (Lori Briese) Warner, of Phoenix, Ariz. 

Memorials may be made to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, in Eureka Springs, Ark. at or the American Heart Association at

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