Harold Clinton Burns Jr.

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Harold Clinton Burns, Jr. of Willis, Texas passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the age of 73 after suffering a severe stroke. He was born on January 1, 1941 in New Gulf, Texas to Emma Mildred Bertram Burns and Harold Clinton Burns, Sr.

He served in the Army for 3 years from November 1961 to November 1964 as a Combat Engineer earning two Sharpshooter Badges and a Good Conduct Medal. The majority of his service was spent in Germany.

In 1967, he married Cordie Jane Wallace. They were married for 15 years and had a son and daughter. He married Jean Elbert in 1990 and her two sons joined the family. They were married for 25 years until his death. He worked at Dow Chemical in Freeport, Texas for 33 years before starting up a small satellite dish company which he owned with his wife, Jean, for almost 20 years. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed politics, travel, working on his house, and he loved anything to do with his six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Clinton Burns, Sr., and Emma Mildred Bertram Burns.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Burns, his brother Frank and his wife Gayle, brother Michael and his wife Nancy, brother Larry and his wife Gwen, brother George and his wife Paula, daughter Jennifer Blume and her husband Daniel, son Brian Burns and his wife Karen, stepsons, Steve Elbert and Mike Elbert and his wife Mary, his grandchildren, Lauren Blume, Clinton Blume, Hannah Blume, Jonathon Elbert, Thomas Burns, and Vincent Burns.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 24th at the First United Methodist Church of Willis, 200 North Thomas Street, Willis, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to the First United Methodist Church of Willis, P. O. Box 315, Willis, Texas 77378. You are invited to leave memorial condolences on our website www.shmfh.com.


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