John Edward Burch Jr.

Published 7:48 am Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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John Edward Burch Jr., 78, of Wanchese, died at The Outer Banks Hospital on August 25, 2021. He was born November 30, 1942 in Portsmouth, Va.

He was preceded in death by parents John Edward Burch Sr. and Irene Burch. Survivors include wife Susan McGarrity Burch, children Kelly Ballard and husband Gary, Heather Tolson and husband Dean and Michael Fullmer and wife Shanna; grandchildren Corey Ballard, Zoe Leonardi, Josh Tolson, Gage Tolson and Alissa Tolson; and sister Elaine Breazeale.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on September 2 at Manteo First Assembly. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VFW Post 10950 (

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family.