IDABEL, Okla.—Vel Vernon “Skinnie” Burris, 67, of Idabel died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at his home.

Mr. Burris was born April 8, 1945, in Tom, Okla. He was an employee of Weyerhaeuser.

Survivors include two sons, Marcus Burris of Wright City, Okla., and Lavel Reeves of Kansas City, Mo.; four daughters, Tammy Bagsby and Deon Dewberry of Idabel, Sonya Hall of Dallas and Cassandra Beard of Phoenix; three stepchildren, Jason, Valarie and Adrian; two brothers, Thurman Burris of Bridewood, N.C., and John Burris of Idabel; four sisters, Anita Cooper and Pearl Burris of Idabel, Dianna Bradly of Foreman, Ark., and Velma Williams of Seattle, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Booker T. Washington Community Center with Raymond Latson officiating. Arrangements will be under direction of Nunley’s Funeral Home.



Published: 10/11/2012