Friendship --- Victor L. “Pop-Pop” Burrows, 77, of Moline, Illinois and a former resident of Friendship passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019 in his home at the Amber Ridge Assisted Living complex. He was born August 27, 1941 in Friendship, a son of the late Myron A. and Gertrude Irish Burrows. On June 26, 1965 in Obi he married Sharon Marlene Wolfer who predeceased him on January 13, 2008. On March 6, 2010 he married Maggie Simoens who survives.
Victor enjoyed working with people, and his career choices reflected that. He worked for a time as a door-to-door salesman before working in public relations at Pensacola Christian College. He was also a barber, providing his customers with quality haircuts and friendly conversation for 40 years. After his retirement, Victor volunteered at East Moline Christian School as a handyman. There, people referred to him as “Mr. Fix-It” because he could repair anything. He also volunteered at Victory Baptist Church recording services and programs to DVD to deliver to the church’s shut-ins. Victor was a loyal CUBS fan and in his spare time loved going to auctions and watching classic television shows.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Maggie, are his daughters Kimberly (Ronald) Patrick of Moline, IL, Lisa (John) Ward of Meridianville, AL; four grandchildren, Ryan (Sharon) Patrick, Drew (Savannah) Patrick, Jessica (Dustin) Elliott and Justin Ward; two great grandchildren, Clayton McNutt and Lydia Elliott; two brothers Harold Burrows, Duane Burrows and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his first wife and parents he was predeceased by four brothers, Mike, Philip, Ralph, and Arvis Burrows and two sisters, Jean Burrows and Jesse Reese Emons.
A Graveside service will be held at 10:00 am Monday, July 1, 2019 in Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship.
Memorials if desired to: East Moline Christian School, 900 46th Ave, East Moline, IL 61244
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