Burnies Dees was born Sept. 11, 1934, at Piggott, Ark., the son of Ebert and Mary Anna (Causey) Dees and passed away on April 19, 2012, at Cape Girardeau, Mo., at the age of 77 years.
Burnies married Wilma Myers on April 17, 1954, in Piggott, Ark.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma Dees; daughter, Kathy Wallis; two brothers, Etheridge (Linda) Dees and Norman (Nancy) Dees; two sisters, Evelyn (Jack) Turner and Louise Crowe; two grandchildren, Lance (April) Wallis and Bryce (Katie) Wallis, and five great-grandchildren.
Burnies was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Richard Wallis, and nephew, Kevin Payne.
Burnies was a member of the Marquand Methodist Church in Marquand, Mo., and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Visitation was held Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the Follis and Sons Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 22, 2012, at the Marquand Methodist Church with Rev. Jerry Geisert and Rev. W.D. Snyder officiating. Interment followed at Whitener Cemetery.