Byron Lee Burns

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Byron Lee Burns of Wilson, OK, passed away after a short illness on May 9, 2018, at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Dallas, TX, at the age of 70. He was born April 5, 1948, in Thomas, OK, to Rev. A.E. & Kathleen (Sweeney) Burns. He graduated from high school in Artesia, NM, in 1966 & served in the United States Army as a proud Vietnam Veteran. He met the love of his life as a teenager & married her, Lois Jean Pruitt, on June 30, 1968. Upon his honorable discharge, Byron began his career with Shell Pipeline, living in Denver City, then McCamey, Midland & Houston, retiring in 2003. He was a gifted church organist & a lifelong Baptist, becoming a Christian at the age of five. He was a devoted husband, dedicated father & fun loving grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Lois; daughter, Sheryl Cavin; sons, Michael (Donna) Burns, Stephen (Jaime) Burns; grandchildren, Maddie, Emma & Jackson Cavin; Shawn Fangman; Aubrey, Lauren, Zachary & Nathan Burns; Keith, Bryant & Jordan Burns; sister-in-law, Janet Reynolds; brother, Bobby (Denise) Burns; sister, Tricia (Steve) Irion; sister-in-law, Marty Burns; niece Francis Yerger; nephews, Damon Broxson & Austin Burns. He is predeceased by his parents, brother David Burns, in-laws Everett & Zulie May Pruitt & nephew, Tyler Burns. Viewing will be Tuesday, May 15, 2018, from 12-2 pm at First Baptist Church in Healdton, Oklahoma. The funeral service will follow at 2 pm at the same location. Burial is at Roselawn Cemetery in Mangum, OK, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 1 pm. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com.
Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on May 15, 2018
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