Victor Floyd Burrell

Victor F. Burrell, 79, of Simpsonville, husband of Carol Cook Burrell, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

Born in Whitmire, SC, he was a son of the late Thomas and Arminta Burrell. Mr. Burrell was a member of Simpsonville First Baptist Church. He graduated from Clemson University in 1964 with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. He earned a Master’s degree in Operations Research in 1971 from the University of Alabama. He retired as a Lt. Col. from the U.S. Army after 21 years having served during the Vietnam conflict.

In addition to his wife, Carol, he is survived by their children, Catherine Deuty (Dan) of Simpsonville, Brian Burrell (Karen) of Greenville, and Vickie Willenbrock (Scott) of AL; grandchildren, Bryce, Sean, and Meghan Deuty, and Kate, Zach, and Josh Willenbrock; and one brother, Dwight Burrell, of Anderson.

He was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Ann Burrell.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Phillip Vaughan officiating.

The family will receive friends following the service.    

Interment will be in the Whitmire City Cemetery with military honors at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: First Baptist Church Simpsonville, 3 Hedge St, Simpsonville, SC 29681 or the American Legion, Post 3, 430 N. Main St. # 2027, Greenville, SC, 29601.

Condolences to the family of Victor Floyd Burrell

  • Kevin Smith
    3 years ago

    Vic has always been such a good friend, colleague, mentor and sounding board for me. And he embodied the true spirit of a Legionnaire. All of us are with you, Carol, and family, whatever your needs.

    Kevin Smith
    Past Commander, American Legion Post 3
    Director, American Legion Riders Chapter 3

    3 years ago

    I and my parents, Jack and Lynette Funderburk, lived next door to the Burrells on Watson Street 1952-1954. I have great memories of our times together, in and out of school. The Burrells invited our family into their home to watch TV, some evenings since we didn’t own a TV. Vic and I (and Dwight, although he was much younger) and other neighborhood children had great time together. My family moved to Westminster, SC when my dad became the pastor of the Wesleyan Church there and I lost touch with Vic until social media/Facebook came along. I am truly sorry about his death.

    • Thank you. Enjoyed your memories of time you spent with Vic

  • Janice Smith
    3 years ago

    So very sorry to hear of Mr. Vic’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Janice and Gordon

  • Thomas Plesser
    3 years ago

    Vic was a good and kind man. He was a wonder chapter mate and a patriot keeping our nation safe. I will miss Vic. My condolences to Carol and the rest of there family.

  • Thomas Plesser
    3 years ago

    Vic was a good and kind man. He was a wonder chapter mate and a patriot keeping our nation safe. I will miss Vic. My prayers go out to Carol and her family.

  • Thank you for your kind thoughts.

  • Aunt Dorothy McCall Sinclair
    3 years ago

    I will sorely miss chatting with Vic about our Sinclair Clan. I have many happy memories with my belated husband,
    Carl William Sinclair, Sr. and our many visits to both their homes where we were always so welcome. I am remembering, especially, a visit one Christmas Eve and enjoyed so musht getting to be a part of seeing Vic and his brother, Dwight,
    on Christmas morning; and another Christmas when Vic’s mother’s sister, Kitty and her family from FL and our family spent Christmas Dinner with the Burrell family. My heart goes out to all his beloved family members asking for prayers of comfort and peace to all.

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