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Robert Charles Burns

AGE: 87 • Wilmington

Robert Charles Burns, formerly of 2134 Delaview Ave, Wilmington, Delaware, died peacefully in the early hours of November 30, 2016 at Rosewood Assisted Living in Flower Mound, Texas. He was 87.

Better known as Bob to his friends and family, he was born on October 6, 1929 to the late Robert A. and Bella D. Burns of Wilmington, Delaware. He grew up on 18th St. in Wilmington and graduating from Wilmington High School in 1947. He earned a BS Degree in Agricultural Science from the University of Delaware in 1952. During college, he met his future wife, Rae Lewis Priestly. They were happily married from April 12, 1955 until she died on May 2, 1983.

Bob is survived by his three daughters and their husbands: Deni & Mark Ellis of Petersham, Massachusetts, Jennifer & Charles McCarty of Highland Village, Texas and Julia & Gary Wilmouth of Richmond, VA; and four grandchildren Katie Mae and Craig McCarty of Highland Village, Texas and Charlotte and Jay Wilmouth of Richmond, Virginia.

Bob enjoyed a 40 year career as a floral designer, working for Culver's, Martine's and National Decorative, as well as teaching Floral Design for continuing adult education, all in the Wilmington area, retiring in December, 1997.

Bob was active in Atonement United Methodist Church in Claymont, Delaware, serving in many various positions over the years until he moved to Richmond, Virginia and later Texas.

A memorial service will be held December 20th at 4 pm at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church located at 6101 Morriss Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028. Phone: (972) 539-8547. Condolences may be sent to the home of Deni Ellis: 111 N Main St., Petersham, MA 01366. Charitable donations may be made in memory of Robert C. Burns to United Methodist Church of the Atonement, 3519 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703, where a memorial service is planned for the spring of 2017.
Published in The News Journal on Dec. 11, 2016
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