Jack Darrell Burns

December 16, 1943March 10, 2019

Jack D. Burns, age 75, of South Knoxville, born in Carthage, New York, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served aboard the USS Constellation as a photographer’s mate. He was the lighting director for Kennedy Maxwell. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, James and Louise Burns and his brother, Jim Burns. He is survived by his wife, Lynda Houser Burns; children, James D. (Jimmy) Burns and Melinda LeFevre; grandchildren, Melodie, Monica, and Mischa LeFevre; Justin and Katie Burns; great-grandchildren: Makinna and Aiden Brooks; Mikey LeFevre; Keegan, Cameron, and Jaxon Lee; and McKenzie Cooper; great-great-grandchildren: Nevaeh and Michael Selvidge; and a host of other family members and friends. Family and friends will meet at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 2300 East Governor John Sevier Highway at 9:30 AM Friday, March 15, 2019 for a memorial service and inurnment. Full military honors will be provided by Volunteer State Honor Guard. There will also be a celebration of Jack’s life to be held at a later date. Condolences may be offered at


  • Graveside Service Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, March 15, 2019

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Brenda Bales

March 14, 2019

Jack was a very nice man. I met him afew years ago. He was always happy and sang at times when we all got together for parties or events. I will miss this sweet person. He was a good one.

Nick McReynolds

March 14, 2019

To the Family,
So sorry for your loss. I got to know Jack as a neighbor across the street over the last couple of years. I never saw him without two things, a smile on his face and Harley standing next to him. Jack will be missed on Sylvania Avenue but he is surely smiling down on us.
Nick and Christen

Susan and Janet Wormsley

March 13, 2019

So sorry for your loss.
Will be missed by the two ladies up the street!
Our deepest sympathy
Susan and Janet