December 27, 1958 - June 4, 2021
Bentley Damon Burruss was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma on December 27, 1958, the son of James and Phyllis (Bileck) Burruss. Following an extended illness, Bentley passed from this life on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Ochelata at the age of 62. He grew up in Claremore, Wilburton and Okmulgee, and graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1977. In September 1979, he received an Associates in Applied Science in Technical Drafting & Design from Oklahoma State Tech, Okmulgee. He began his 21-year career at Phillips Petroleum Company in Bartlesville in October 1979 where he held various positions as a draftsman and Plastics Technical Center technician. He was also employed by National Zinc, United Linen, and retired from Tri Technology Center following 10 years of service in their maintenance/transportation departments. Bentley married Barbara Louise Horton on March 9, 1990 in Bartlesville. Though the couple later divorced, they remained friends and proud parents of their three children and 2 grandchildren. Ben loved to be outdoors. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, boating, fishing, hunting and camping. He was a proud Eagle Scout and member of Mensa International. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church. Those closest to him will truly miss his big smile, his kind and gentle spirit, and his amazing intelligence. Bentley was preceded in death by his father, James Burruss. He is survived by his mother, Phyllis Burruss; daughter, Sarah (Derek) Close of Ochelata; son Damon Burruss of Broken Arrow and step-son Daniel (Hannah) Brown of Joplin; grandsons Beau and Brooks Close; sisters Becky Miller of Bartlesville and Bethany (Steven) Meyer of Wylie, Texas; niece Anna Meyer; nephews Mason Meyer and Dalton Miller; several cousins and close friends. A family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. A memorial fund has been established with the Washington County School Supply Drive and those who wish may send their contribution to WCSSD, P.O. Box 2031, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 74005-2031.
Bentley Damon Burruss was born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma on December 27, 1958, the son of James and Phyllis (Bileck) Burruss. Following an extended illness, Bentley passed from this life on Friday, June 4, 2021 in Ochelata at the age of 62. He... View Obituary & Service Information
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