Jerry W. Burns, 64, of Perry, formerly of Dallas, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at home.
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Born July 30, 1948, in Madison, W.Va., to Marie (Jarrell) and Harold Burns, he married Gretchen Vogel in Madison, W.Va., Feb. 1, 1969.
Mr. Burns worked for Diamond Shamrock/Occidental Chemical as a CPA for 43 years.
He was a 1966 graduate of Madison High School, received his B.A. from Lake Erie College and M.B.A. from Amber University. He served in the U.S. Army as a medic in Germany during the Vietnam War. Jerry enjoyed gardening, golfing and traveling.
He is survived by his wife, Gretchen Burns of Perry; son, David Burns of Plano, Texas; brother, Gary (Karen) Burns of Madison; sister, Linda (Terry) McCullough of Stow; mother-in-law, Dorothy Vogel of Madison; and brother-in-law, George (Polly) Vogel of Perry.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends will be received 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River St., Madison. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m.
Contributions may be made to Rabbit Run Community Arts Association, 49 Park St., Madison, OH 44057.
Published in www.News-Herald.com from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, 2013
Behm Family Funeral Home & Crematory
26 River Street Madison, OH 44057