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George Burroughs

January 24, 1956 — October 20, 2023

George Lee (Dickie) Burroughs III, born January 24, 1956, went to be with his Lord on October 20, 2023. Dickie was a 1974 graduate of Mathews High School. In 1979, he graduated from the Newport News Shipbuilding Apprentice School as an outside machinist. In 1984, he went to work for Amoco at the oil refinery in Yorktown. He retired as Fire Chief and Head of Security for Western Oil Refinery in 2010.

Outside of work, Dickie was an Honorary member of the Mathews Volunteer Fire Department and was also a member of Central United Methodist Church.

Dickie was known to all for his love of family and friends. His kindness and friendly personality always made you feel welcomed and loved. He had a passion for classic cars and boating. He took great pride in showing his 1965 and 1967 Chevelles. After his retirement, many memories and trips were made boating with the BYC.

Dickie was preceded in death by his son Brandon; parents, Sarah and Dick Burroughs; and brothers, Wade, Gerald, and Dalton Hudgins.

He is survived by his wife Roberta of 47 years; like a daughter, Ashley McBurney and her husband Chris; along with their daughters Layla, Hannah and Emma; and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at Central United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery. The family asks that remembrances and donations be made to the Mathews Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 1130, Mathews, Virginia 23109 and Central United Methodist Church, P.O Box 297, Mathews, Virginia 23109. Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel is assisting the family.
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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

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121 Church Street, Mathews, VA 23109

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