William E. Burris, 78, of Van Buren died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in Fort Smith. He was born Sept. 28, 1937, in Lafayette, Ind. He was a retired truck driver and a Baptist.

He is survived by his wife, Connie; two daughters, Patricia Jones and Sherry France, both of Fort Smith; two sons, Billy Burris of Van Buren and Jimmy Burris of Fort Smith; three sisters, Mary Burris and Bonnie Tibbets, both of Fort Smith, and Cathy Burris of Van Buren; a brother, Eddie Burris of Roland; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Graveside service was Feb. 11 at New Hope Cemetery in Spiro under the direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith.

Pallbearers were Billy and Jimmy Burris, Derrick and Curtis Prescott and Johnathan, Travis and Ian Hurston.