1928 - Alderson High School - 1968



James (Jim) Robert Burns, Sr.  - Obituary

May 20, 2009

Age 83, of Woodbridge, VA passed away on May 20, 2009 at Potomac Hospital. Jim was born March 21, 1926 in Fort Springs, WV. He served with distinction in the U.S. Army in the European Theater during WWII, where he was a decorated soldier. He attended West Virginia University and received his degree from George Washington University. He retired after 27 year careers with the D.C. Department of Corrections as a Captain and Safeway as a store clerk. In retirement, he worked as a Prince William County Park Ranger and a security guard. He also enjoyed reading and cheering for the Redskins. Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathryn; his son, James Robert Burns, Jr. Of Clifton Park, NY; his daughter, Karen Brindle and her husband Matthew, of Woodbridge, VA; and his daughter-in-law, Melanie Burns of Nokesville, VA.

He was preceded in death by his son, William Michael Burns, and his daughter-in-law, Margery Conrad-Burns. Jim is also survived by four grandchildren; Brandy Burns and her husband, Jason of Fletcher, NC; Christopher Burns and his wife, Sheri of Bowling Green, VA; Ryan Burns and his fiancée Mimi Shilatz of Gainesville, VA; and Teddy Brindle of Woodbridge, VA. He is survived by two great-granddaughters: Audrey Burns and Nina Burns. He is also survived by a sister, Margaret Wickline of Ronceverte, WV; A brother Lewis "Buddy" Burns and his wife, Betty of Oak Hill, WV; brother-in-law Ernest Wygal and his wife, June of Canvas, WV; a special niece, Pamela Ticen and her husband Russell of Camden, NC; many other special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and beloved pet, Missi. A memorial service will not be held at this time. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Diabetes Association. The family extends their thanks to the physicians and staff at the ICU at Potomac Hospital for their kindness and support during this difficult time.

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