August 25, 1927 - June 29, 2012
Jim passed away surrounded by his family, following a car accident.
Jim was born in Waunakee, Wisconsin, to Allen and Norma Burr. He met his beautiful wife, Leora Bowman, while in college. They were married on Sept. 4, 1949, in Pendleton, OR.
Jim was highly respected for his contributions to Oregon Agriculture. He was inducted into the OSU Pioneers and the Professor Emeritus was awarded him for his contributions to his profession.
Jim was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed those involving his family members. He loved the OSU Beavers, his alma mater, and wearing his orange and black whenever possible.
Jim devoted his life to the love of his family, his friends, and his Lord. He had an incredibly giving heart. He was very active within Trinity Episcopal Church and its ministries.
Jim is survived by his wife, Lee, his children, Jay Burr, Laurie McCreery, Kent Burr and Terry Burr, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church Friday, July 6, at 5:00 p.m.
Donations may be made at familykitchen.org in lieu of flowers.
Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home was honored to serve the family. 541-382-2471.