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Timothy Burns


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Timothy Burns, 84

Timothy Austin Burns passed away in his sleep on April 14, 2016 at the age of 84.

Tim was born in Meeteetse, WY on March 20, 1932 to Evelena Robinson and Haltom Patrick Burns. He was the youngest boy of 9 children and was known as the runt of the litter until later in life when he grew to be over 6 feet tall. He went to school in Meeteetse, WY until he was 15 when he left to work on a ranch. Over the course of his long life, he wore many hats. He started out as a ranch hand and a bronc rider. He got into construction at a young age and ended up helping build many historic bridges and dams across the country as a Journeyman Ironworker, including Garrison Dam, the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Glen Canyon Dam. He helped with our Nation's defense system by helping construct missile silos across the west during the Cold War. He helped build several nuclear power plants including Independence Power Plant in Newark, AR and more locally, welded a large portion of the structural steel on both of the Twin Lakes Bridges across Norfork Lake.

Tim had four children with his previous wife Sally: Jodie, Michael, Cindy, and Matthew. Tim married Annis Kadera in 1976, and they celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on March 20th this year. They raised two sons together, Erick and Scott. Tim and Annis moved from Clifton, AZ to Yellville in 1980, then to Albuquerque in 1987. After living on their ranch there for 17 years, they moved back to Flippin in 2004 to be closer to their grandchildren.

Tim was known by his family and many friends for being tough, for his colorful stories, and for his enormous heart. Tim was a member of the Safford Lodge #16 in Safford, AZ and the Yellville Masonic Lodge #117, and as a 3rd Degree Mason served as Master of his lodge many times. He is survived by his wife Annis, 6 children, 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and his sister Patrecia. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Yellville Masonic Lodge 117.

A Memorial Service will be 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the 1st Presbyterian, Yellville, Arkansas with Brother Jim Keyes officiating. A Masonic Service will also be held with Brother Ronnie Thomas officiating. Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home. Online Guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/mtnhome
Published in Baxter Bulletin on Apr. 18, 2016
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