Burley knew from a young age, that he wanted to join the military. He loved his country and all that it stood for. He wanted his 3 children to grow up with the same freedoms and securities that he had as a child. He was a very loving husband and father.
Burley John Winsor was born Sept. 28, 1983, in Kingman, AZ. He joined the Lord on Jan. 11, 2016, in Chloride at just 32 years old.
As a young boy growing up in Dolan Springs, he captured life. He completed the Arrow of Light in Boy Scouts. As a teenager, he joined Civil Air Patrol. At just 17 years old, Burley completed his first solo flight under the direction of Mr. Kornmeyer.
Right after graduation from Kingman High School in 2002, Burley decided to sign on in the Air Force. He married his grade school love Aug. 17, 2002, the day after he completed boot camp. He trained at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, to be part of security forces. He was then stationed for six years at Lackland AFB. He went on various TDYs and completed two tours in Iraq. He received various medals and ribbons for his exceptional skills.
After being honorably discharged, Burley and his wife moved back to the Kingman area. He focused on their three children as a stay-at-home dad.
Burley was always full of life and always willing to help others, even while suffering from PTSD and having a mild traumatic brain injury from an IED in Iraq. His smile, his laughter and his love for his wife and children will be greatly missed.
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