R. Odell Burrow

Published 8:41 am Wednesday, June 22, 2011

R. Odell Burrow, 91, of Archdale, N.C., died Thursday, June 9, 2011 at the GrayBrier Nursing and Retirement Center. Born August 28, 1919 in Randolph County, N.C., Mr. Burrow was a son of the late Claude Burrow and Alma Ferree Burrow. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a delegate involved in the merging of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and Pilgrim Holiness Church. Mr. Burrow was a former member of First Wesleyan Church of High Point, N.C., and at his death was a member of Hayworth Wesleyan Church. He was very active in his church life, serving as Sunday school superintendent and teaching Sunday school. He retired in 1999 at the age of 80 from Wesleyan Academy. He will be remembered by all as a truly Godly man.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Burrow was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Russell Burrow, in 1996.
Mr. Burrow is survived by three children: Sylvia Burrow King and husband, John, of Archdale; Reid Burrow and wife, Karen, of Thomasville, N.C.; and Lane Burrow and fiancée, Nancy Hague, of Columbus; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters: Dot Hughes of Randleman, N.C., and Millie Keye of Asheboro, N.C.
Funeral services for Mr. Burrow were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 20 in the chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point, with the Reverend David Emery and the Reverend Carroll Upton officiating. Graveside services were held in Randolph Memorial Park, Asheboro at 3 p.m. Monday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Scholarships for the N.C. East Children’s Camp, c/o Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church, 222 Mt. Zion Church Road, Thomasville, N.C. 27360. Online condolences may be made on Mr. Burrow’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

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