Wellington F. "Bill" Burr

December 6, 2012 

NATURAL BRIDGE, N.Y.    Wellington F. "Bill" Burr, 77, of 43461 Beartown Road, died early Thursday morning, Dec. 6, at his residence where he was under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Born Sept. 13, 1935, in the town of Greig, the son of the late Howard and Lena France Burr, he attended school in Martinsburg. 

He married the former Mary Jane Woodside on Nov. 24, 1954, at the Methodist Church in Carthage. 

Mr. Burr worked for the Town of Wilna Highway Department for several years before joining New York Air Brake in Watertown. He worked there for over 30 years, retiring as a tester/inspector. 

He was a sergeant in the Army Reserves and with the 127th Maintenance Company, National Guard.

Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman who also enjoyed wood working. 

He was a former track champion at the Evans Mills Speedway in 1971 & 1972, driver of the #8 Pontiac in the Charger Class.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane Burr, Natural Bridge; two sons, Keith A. Burr, Natural Bridge, and Dale R. Burr, Wilkesboro, N.C.; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Ted Burr, Picayune, Miss.; and several nieces and nephews. 

A brother, Howard Burr Jr., and three sisters, Minnie "Tiny" Robbins, Marjorie Davie and Maudie Harris, all died before him.

Graveside services will be held in the spring at Hillside Cemetery, Natural Bridge. The body will be cremated. 

Family and friends are invited to his home to call at their convenience. 

Arrangements are with the Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home, Carthage.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

Information provided by Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.