A graveside service for Billy J. Burns, age 87, of Jacksonville, is scheduled at 10 o'clock in the morning, Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Meador Cemetery in Jacksonville. Bro. Lester Foreman will officiate. Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Mr. Burns passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Jacksonville.
Billy was born July 19, 1930 in Hobbs, New Mexico to Charlie and Vera (Brown) Burns.
He was formerly a Correctional Officer with the Texas Dept. of Corrections and was a member of the Civitan organization.
Mr. Burns was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Gerry Burns.
Left to cherish his memory is his son, Bruce Burns and wife Danielle, of Ennis. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Russell Burns and wife Lauren, and Alyson Chapman and husband Neil; and five great-grandchildren.
Serving as honorary pallbearers are A.C. Wright, T. O. Wood, Frank Burns, Jimmy Burns, Jeremy Fraiser, and Dr. James Low.
Visitation will begin on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 and friends are cordially invited to visit with Billy's family from 5 to 7 o'clock in the evening at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Published on January 22, 2018