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John Phillip Burroughs

February 23, 1984 ~ April 17, 2021 (age 37)


John Phillip Burroughs of Gainesville passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the age of 37.

He is survived by his mother, Jean Burroughs, father, David Burroughs (Margie), of Gainesville and sister, Kate Burroughs, of Atlanta. In addition to extended family, he leaves behind many dear friends.

John was a lifelong outdoorsman often spending time tying his own flies and fishing on Lake Lanier and many rivers out west. John was a proud graduate of Gainesville High School, Furman University and Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources of The University of Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, spend a day outdoors or send a donation to Warnell School of Forestry or Boy Scout Troop 16 of Gainesville First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Rd., Gainesville, GA 30506 in John’s memory.

He is an angler among angels. 

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday April 23, at 11 a.m. at Gainesville First United Methodist Church, Lakeside.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic social distancing will need to be observed for everyone's health and safety and mask are recommended.

Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at

Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Georgia 30501 is in charge of arrangements.

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Celebration of Life
April 23, 2021

11:00 AM
Gainesville First United Methodist Church
2780 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30506

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