Burry’s Pharmacy, originally owned by James Albert Burry Sr.“Jim”, opened its doors on June 8, 1964.
Jim graduated from the University of Florida in 1957 and spent the first few years of his pharmacy career working for Touchton Drugs in Lakeland, Florida. In the spring of 1961 Jim moved to Leesburg with his wife Gail and accepted a position at Hewitt Drugs.
Wanting to become the owner of an independent neighborhood pharmacy, Jim took advantage of an opportunity to purchase an existing sundry shop and soda fountain on North Boulevard. The pharmacy opened on June 8, 1964 and quickly became a local gathering place for a soda and a sandwich or for patients picking up medications. In Leesburg Jim and Gail raised their two children, Jimmy and Lou Ann, had successful careers in pharmacy and teaching, both becoming active members of the local community through their various involvements.
Jim moved the pharmacy to its current location at 500 Webster Street in 1985, removing the soda fountain but adding a drive thru and focusing on pharmacy services. In December of 1994, Jimmy graduated from pharmacy school and returned to Leesburg to work the family pharmacy, later purchasing the pharmacy in January 2002. Jimmy’s son Trey joined the team as a pharmacist in July of 2019.
For three generations Burry’s Pharmacy has been providing quality care to the Leesburg community. We are dedicated to the values of service,community, and trust. Though we have been in business since 1964, we are on the cutting edge of providing enhanced care to our patients. Please let us know how we can help to take care of you!
Meet Our Pharmacists
Jimmy grew up in Burry’s Pharmacy, being just four years old when the pharmacy opened. Jimmy graduated from Leesburg High School in 1978 prior to attending Cornell University where he played football and obtained his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics in 1983. Jimmy worked in medical sales prior to attending the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, where he graduated in 1994. Jimmy returned to Burry’s Pharmacy eventually purchasing the pharmacy from his father in 2002. Additionally, Jimmy served as the Director of Pharmacy Services at LifeStream Behavioral Center from 1995 through 2016. Jimmy was recently elected as the Leesburg City Commissioner for District 1, beginning his term in January 2021.
Jimmy is married to Denise Burry,who is the Founder and Executive Director of Forward Paths, a non-profit seeking to improve outcomes for kids aging out of foster care and homeless unaccompanied youth in Lake County. Together with his wife they have eight children- Chris, Jacob, Trey, Alex, Lizzy, Katie, Noah, and Ben. When he is not in the pharmacy, Jimmy enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren Olivia, Eleanor, Graham, and Harper.
Trey is a third-generation independent pharmacist. He grew up in Leesburg and graduated from Leesburg HighSchool in 2010. Trey attended the University of Florida, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition in 2014 and completed his Doctor of Pharmacy in 2018. Upon graduating Trey completed a PGY-1Community Pharmacy Residency at Tarrytown Pharmacy and the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy before returning to the family business. When Trey is not in the pharmacy he enjoys traveling, doing projects on his new house, and mixing up craft cocktails.
Quality patient care since 1964
How can we help you?
We are a traditional retail pharmacy offering additional services to enhance patient care including compounding, immunizations, point-of-care testing, and more.