Lewis Gardner Burns
March 8, 1938 – September 22, 2019
LEWIS G. BURNS, 81, of Cross Lanes, WV went home to be with the Lord on September 22, 2019 after a long illness.
Lewis was born on March 8, 1938, the son of Ira and Virginia Burns of West Hamlin, WV. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his dear sister, Catherine "Snap" Richardson; brother, Charles Burns; and brother-in-law, Michael Johnston.
He was married to the love of his life for 58 years, Mary R. Burns. Loving father of Roberta L. Smith (Robyn), from Tornado, WV and Jeana B. Trout (Chris) from Poca, WV. Proud and devoted grandfather of Corey, Taylor and Cameron Smith. Dearest brother to Richard Burns, Lucille Johnston, Delores Simmons (Roger), Danny Burns (Pat), Debbie Milem (Quincey), Becky Cox (Jeff); sister-in-law, Teresa Burns; Loving uncle and friend to many nieces, nephews and friends.
Lewis was a sweet man with a kind soul. Lewis' smile would light up a room and he never knew a stranger. With a wink of an eye or his outstretched hand he would welcome anyone into his life. He was a Specialist E4 in the US Army, serving his country in the Korean War. He was a company man with an entrepreneurial spirit. He was employed by Appalachian Power for 33 years as a lineman and underground foreman. He also owned and operated Burns Cycle Sales in Cross Lanes. He was a hard worker that played just as hard. They called him "screwy Lewie" for a reason. He loved the outdoors and was always camping, riding ATVs, hunting, fishing or hiking when the opportunity arose.
Visitation will begin at Noon Thursday at the funeral home. A celebration of Lewis' life will be 1:00pm Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Rd, Cross Lanes, WV 25313. Burial will follow at Enon Cemetery, 4749 Tyler Creek Rd, Salt Rock, WV 25559.
The family requests flowers, as Lewis loved his garden, or donations to the American Heart Association, www.heart.org.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.tylermountainfuneralhome.com.
- Visitation Thursday, September 26, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, September 26, 2019
Lewis Gardner Burns
Becky and Jeff Cox
September 28, 2019
we will miss you Lewis Burns. Rest in Peace brother, Love you, Your Baby Sister, Becky, Jeff and Jeffrey.
September 26, 2019
I worked with Louie at the Power Company. He was always fun to work with and a good man. Although we are not related , He would joke and say us Burns have to stick together. If someone on his crew wasn't felling well he would always try to let them do the easier stuff and try to take care of them. He has and always will be missed.