More detail on this person: David Randall
Burns, 54, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Dec. 12,
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Rev. John McClean officiating. Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. in Hobart Rose Cemetery of Hobart, Okla., by Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors, 5400 Bell St.
Mr. Burns was born in Bellville, Ill., on Oct. 3, 1948. He married Sherrie Altmiller on May 30, 1969, in Amarillo. He received a bachelor's degree in speech from West Texas State University in 1973.
He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was an air traffic controller at Amarillo International Airport for 10 years and had been transferred to the Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City for the past two years.
He had just recently retired and moved back to Amarillo. He was a Mason, member of the Palo Duro Lodge No. 731, member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and a member of the Golden Spread Barbershop Chorus.
He loved his family, friends and community. Amarillo was always home and his Tascosa Rebel pride permeated even to his two Sandie children. His big heart and smile will always be remembered.
His loving touch, sound advice and joyful spirit were not only a comfort to all, but an inspiration as well. He left no heart or mind he encountered untouched. For that, we will always be grateful.
Survivors include his wife, Sherrie; a daughter, Amy Burns of Odessa; a son, Kevin Burns of Bryan College Station; his parents, D.B. and Kay Burns of Hobart, Okla.; a brother, Patrick Burns of Hurst; and two sisters, Melinda Bellack of Hobart and Mary Gerred of Tulsa, Okla.
The family suggests memorials be to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4317 W. Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX 79106; or to Palo Duro Lodge No. 731, 1510 W. 10th Ave., Amarillo, TX 79101.
Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 15, 2002
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