William Michael Burrow was born into this earthly life on November 6, 1946, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He passed to his heavenly home on January 21, 2022, in Dallas, Texas. For most of his life Mike was a resident of Dallas County, Texas. He attended Highland Park Schools before graduating from high school in Blytheville, Arkansas. After studying at Arkansas State University and Memphis State, Mike began his career in optical work. He was employed by Pearle Vision in optical production before he trained and worked as an optician/store manager in Michigan and Texas. He continued his career as an optician working for different optometrists in private practice in the Dallas area. Michael Burrow and Dennise Mann married on September 27, 1975, in Garland, Texas. The couple lived in Michigan for the first 3 years of their marriage, Mike's family had attended the Methodist church and he continued his journey as a Christian by being baptized in August of 1976 in a small Baptist Church in Michigan. He remained active in Baptist congregations throughout his life. Mike is fondly remembered by his family as a loving and present husband, father, and grandfather. With his wife, Mike enjoyed traveling in the United States and Europe and taking cruise vacations.
Michael Burrow is survived by his wife, Dennise, his daughter Ashley, and his granddaughter, Alene McFarlin, his sister-in-law Vicki Boren (Tom), nieces Stephanie Wade (Will), Joy Daggett (Warren), and Tracey Singleton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Patricia Burrow, and sisters Patsy Glover and Debra Burrow.
During the final two and a half years of his life, Mike fought Acute Myeloid Leukemia. His family is thankful for the doctors and nurses of Medical City Dallas and Texas Oncology of Dallas for their attentive care of Mike, and for the members of the Bible Boomers Class of The Heights Church in Richardson who were a second family to Mike.
The following verse is very appropriate for Mike's final days: "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. " 2 Timothy 4:7
A Memorial Service is planned for Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of The Heights Church, 201 W. Renner Road, Richardson, TX 75080.