Joe Burns

Born on November 7, 1925

Departed on November 8, 2015 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Joe Burns, age 90, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2015, at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tennessee, after a brief illness. Born in Williamson County, Tennessee, Mr. Burns was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving his country in World War II. Upon his return from service, he was employed by Swift Packing Company for 33 years.

Mr. Burns was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Willie Mae Burns, and six brothers and sisters. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Dot Burns, a brother, Robert Burns, three sons, Dan Burns, Don Burns, and Mike Burns and their families. He was proud grandfather to two grandsons, four adopted grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Barth Vernon United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee, or to Alive Hospice, also in Nashville. The family will receive friends for visitation on Tuesday, November 10, from 4:00pm until 7:00pm, and Wednesday from 10:00am until the time of services at 11:00am at West Harpeth Funeral Home (6962 Charlotte Pike, 615-352-9400). Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.


3 Comments to Mr. Joe Burns

  1. Sherry Crosby
    November 9, 2015 12:01 pm

    Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one and send you my sincere condolences. May you find comfort from God’s word at Psalms 94:19, Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29. Heartfelt prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Jack and Gail Jackson
    November 9, 2015 9:00 pm

    Mike, Joyce and family!

    We are so sorry about your dad Mike. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family! Be so thankful you’ve had him this many years!!

  3. Larry Jones
    November 10, 2015 2:54 pm

    Dot, Danny, Don and Mike,

    I wish Laurie and I could be there to celebrate the life of Joe. He was truly one of the best people around and I feel so fortunate to have had such a great uncle. I just don’t think they come any better than Joe. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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