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William Burrows

William Eugene "Gene" Burrows

Monday, January 17th, 1938 - Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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William “Gene” Burrows, 82, of Moline, IL, died Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in Rock Island, IL. Services will be held Saturday, August 8 th , at 11:00 a.m., at Wendt Funeral Home in Moline, with a one-hour visitation prior to the service at 10.  Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens in East Moline, IL. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association. Gene was born January 17, 1938, in Rector, AR, son of William Brewer and Kitty Mae (Wright) Burrows.  On September 13, 1958, in Brimfield, IL, he married Shirley Sollenberger, who survives. He was a carman for several railroad lines, including the Soo Line, Burlington Northern, Rock Island, and CP Rail. After retiring from the I & M Rail Link railroad, Gene worked for the car dealerships Mill’s Chevrolet and Highland Toyota, transporting cars. He also was employed at the Milan Auction.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, vegetable gardening, and was very active in archery.  His love of trains was enhanced by his collection of much railroad memorabilia. In addition to his wife, Shirley, survivors include daughters, Deborah Plata of Moline, and Diane Kent of Shelby Township, MI; son, Chuck (Pamela) Burrows of Fort Walton Beach, FL; a brother, JW Burrows of Sun City West, AZ; grandchildren, Samantha Snyder, Tyler Burrows, and Nick Kent; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Jane Goodwin.
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Rick Kent

Posted at 12:00am
May memories of Gene and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.
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COLLEEN SHARP

Posted at 12:00am
So very sad to hear of Gene's passing. He was such a good friend and all round great guy. He has close friends welcoming him to heaven for sure. Sincere sympathy to his family. Thanks Debbie for the call. Keep in touch. Miss him and Shirley all the time. Great memories and card games filed away for me. Colleen Sharp.
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Kendall Lathers

Posted at 12:00am
Sorry for your lost... stay strong Diane and family. Yours Truly Kendall
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Jean Sill

Posted at 12:00am
Deb so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
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