Robert Eric Burris, age 46, was born on March 4, 1972 in Hobbs, NM to Asa (Bucky) and Karen Burris. He passed away on Thursday, November 15th after battling cancer.
Robert was employed by GEO Group as a correctional officer for 20 years. He was a graduate of Hobbs High School and was proud to have achieved a black belt in Taekwondo. In his later years he enjoyed reading and working with leather.
Robert was preceded in death by his mother, Karen Ryker Burris. Surviving him are his son, Austin Burris, his father, Asa and step-mother, Marsha Burris, one sister, Wanda Freeman and a brother, Dwayne Burris. He leaves several nieces and nephews.
Fly high in Heaven my friend. Your journey has ended and you are now free from that horrible disease of cancer.
You were a wonderful co-worker and you gave the company your all. I respect that my friend because you were always placing someone else’s needs and safety before your own.
I love you dear friend ~RIP❤️
Melissa LeakeHobbs, NM
Burris thanks for your selfless dedication and for honoring us with your presence on earth. You are now resting and are in better hands let the others keep your watch where you left off now. Officer Burris you will never be forgotten.
Naomi Espinoza PhillipsHobbs, NM
My condolences for your loss after his long battle.
Marilyn R MetcalfeHobbs, NM
May God wrap his loving arms around the Burris family at this time helping them find comfort and peace.
Edna CummingsHOBBS, NM
I always enjoyed working with you and I will miss you. I hope your pain has eased and you are at peace.
Jennifer LilesHobbs, NM
Eric was a great friend dad and son and brother I know this because I was honored to call him a friend I know he was a great dad because we had son and I know he was a great son because I remember how close he was to his mom and dad i know brother a great brother because i know how close he was to his sister and brother I pray for the family for healing and I hope they know how much he ment to his friends and I was lucky enough to be that for over 24 years
You will be missed
Jackie Spangler Lane
Jackie LaneBurnett, TX