Berkley William “Butch” Burrus of Manteo, Sept. 2

By on September 8, 2017

Berkley William “Butch” Burrus, 56, of Manteo, NC passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017. He was the son of the late Nancy Atkins Burrus and Samuel Z. Burrus.

A retired building contractor, Butch was well known as one of Dare County’s best finishers.

Butch is survived by his children, Krista Michelle Burrus Lewis and Mikel Burrus both of Tennessee; a brother, Samuel E. “Sammy” Burrus and wife, Betty of Manteo; nephew, Bryan Lee Burrus of Manteo; Lynda F. “Winna” Midgett of Manteo, who was like his second momma; numerous cousins; and his companion, Maureen Sara Daigle.


The family will hold a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dare Challenge, PO Box 123, Wanchese, NC 27981, online at

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at

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