Wayne E Burns
July 18, 1940 – September 18, 2019
Wayne E. Burns age 79, of Greenville passed away at 9:06 AM on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at his residence. Wayne was born July 18, 1940, in Bradford to the late Truman O. & Bertha L. (Miller) Burns. In addition to his parents, Wayne was also preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Burns; and sister, Marcella Finnell. Wayne is survived by his wife of 60 years, Judy (Burris) Burns whom he married August 14, 1959; children, Tina Weaver of Greenville, George & Casey Elliott of Columbus and Jerrod & Andrea Martin of Rossburg; 8 grandchildren; brothers & sisters-in-law, Chester & Diana Burns of Arcanum and Robert & Shirley Burns of Union City, Indiana; sister& brother-in-law, Miriam & Dale Holler of Troy; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Wayne retired in 2002 from Whirlpool in Greenville with 37 years of service. He was a 1958 graduate of Gettysburg High School and was part of the breakfast bunch. Wayne, along with his wife was a member of the Ohio Gourd Society. He loved feeding and watching birds from his numerous bird feeders. Wayne was always a giver of his time, helping anyone and expecting nothing in return. A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Dr. Fred Bernhard officiating. Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. The family request that everyone dresses casual for both Monday and Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shawnee Prairie Preserve c/o Darke County Parks 4267 State Route 502 Greenville, OH 45331 or the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation 1225 Dublin Rd. Suite 125 Columbus, OH 43215.
- Visitation Monday, September 23, 2019
- Celebration of Life Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Wayne E Burns
September 19, 2019
Right now it’s so hard for me to find the words! Some will never know the importance this man played in my life! Not only as a coworker but more as a friend! He and his family were gifts to me in my heart and soul! We had so many happy and fun times together as friends, family, and especially Wayne and I as “partners in chaos”!