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Joe Burns

June 27, 1944 — April 11, 2016

Funeral service for Joe Elwyn Burns, age 71, of Sulphur Springs, will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 2:00 pm, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.
Bro. Robert Burns will officiate. Burial will follow in Turner Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the funeral home.

Joe died Monday evening, April 11, 2016 at his residence.
He was born June 27, 1944, in Pittsburg, to Edward Drew and Edith Ruth O'Rear Burns.
He was career Navy, serving some 28 years, before retiring.
He married Linda Ann Odom in Greenville, on July 13, 2000.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Burns, Ronnie Burns, Colton Burns, Tre Burns, Vernon Wilson, and James Burns, Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Edward Burns, James Burns, Sr., and Dewey Fleming.

Survivors include:
Wife: Linda Burns of Sulphur Springs;
Daughters: Lisa Marie Shulla of Lewisville; Helen Elizabeth Auwae, (Kalani), of Bremerton, WA; Sarah Amanda Self of Sulphur Springs;
Sons: Joe Elwyn Burns, Jr., (Heather), of Bremerton, WA; Oscar Gunnar Burns, (Selma), of Iceland; Jason M. Self of Mesquite; and Kenny Self, (Jennifer), of Midwest City, OK;
Sisters: Helen Ruth Rigby of Emory; and Margaret Ann Burns of Rockwall;
Brothers: Edward Drew Burns, Jr. and James Frank Burns both of Emory;
Grandchildren: 17;
Numerous other loving family and friends;

Preceded in death by: parents; 1 grandson, Jeffery Borgus; and 1 brother, Robert Lee Burns, I

Please sign the online guestbook at the link above for the family.


Monday, April 18, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wilson - Orwosky Funeral Home
803 Texas St
Emory, Texas 75440

Funeral Service

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
2:00 PM

Wilson - Orwosky Funeral Home
803 Texas St
Emory, Texas 75440

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