Loye Ira Burns Sr., 78, passed away Oct. 27, 2013, at his home in Thomas.
He was born July 9, 1935, at Douglas, a son of the late Ira Glen Burns and Dora (Losh) Burns.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne Marie (Dumire) Burns, on Sept. 19, 1995; two sons, Loye Ira Burns Jr. and Michael Gene Burns; and one sister, Regina Fresh.
Mr. Burns is survived by two sons, Jeffray Douglas Burns of Thomas and Kenneth Wayne Burns of Cool Springs; five daughters, Anna Elizabeth Atzenhofer of Morgantown, Command Sgt. Maj. Doreena Burns Miles of Fort Bragg, N.C., Joyce Marlene McVicker of Wilmington, N.C., Zetta Rani Hupf of Kaukauna, Wis., and Amber Suzanne Perry of Glenville; one brother, Herman R. Burns of Thomas; two sisters, Zetta Sweitzer of Oakland, Md., and Lynn Lipscomb of Parsons; and 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Burns served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a truck driver and had been employed at Silver Knob and Nelson Trucking for the last five years, before his retirement. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Oakland Post 10077 and was Protestant by faith. "Burnside" was known as "Mr. Fix It" in the neighborhood.
Friends will be received at Hinkle Funeral Home today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Gary Thomas will officiate, and interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Condolences can be made to the family at www.Hinklefuneralhome.com. Hinkle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.