OBITUARY

Jerry Lee Burns Jr.

October 24, 1962April 4, 2019
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Jerry Lee Burns, Jr., of Kokomo went home to be with the Lord Thursday, April 4, 2019 surrounded by his family. Jerry was born in Kokomo October 24, 1962 to Jerry and Shirley (Gillem) Burns.

Jerry was a proud American who enlisted in the Air Force after graduating from High School. In 1991 he married Janet Harshman. In the mid 1990’s, Jerry and his brother, who is also his best friend, founded Burns Auto Care in Kokomo, where it continues to thrive today. He was a committed Christian who loved the Lord, attending Bethel Tabernacle as often as he could. When Jerry wasn’t at the shop working, he could be found outside in the garden, or playing in the yard with his grandkids and dog. On nice days, you may see him tooling around town in his 2012 Mustang Shelby, that he loving called his “baby”. But more than anything, he loved his family. Jerry enjoyed spending time with his daughters and grandchildren, as well as his wife, Janet, and his siblings. Christmas was his favorite time of year. Jerry was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Janet; mother, Shirley Chalk; brother Gary (Lori) Burns; sisters, Debbie Presley and Sherri (Steve) Martin; daughters, Jennifer, Christina and Natalie; and grandchildren, Cheyenne, Samantha, Conner, Ben and Sara; step brother, Rick Chalk; and many nieces and nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Burns, Sr.; his grandparents; his niece, Stephanie; and his beloved dog Moses.

Family will receive friends Thursday, April 11 from 11am – 2pm at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, 2097 W. Alto Road, Kokomo, Indiana 46902, with services to follow at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children: 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, April 11, 2019
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Jerry Lee Burns Jr.

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Raymond J Pelletier

April 19, 2019

We are so sadden of your lost
Jerry was always honest with our repairs
We will miss him

R Pelletier and family

Scott Spires

April 16, 2019

Jerry and I grew up together. Grade, Middle H.S. Worked at B.K. together as teens. Great guy! Sorry to hear of his passing. Comforting to read how much he loved the Lord. Rest in Heaven my friend.

Kim Wainwright

April 12, 2019

I just learned of Jerry's passing today. I'm SO very sorry to hear this. I grew up with Jerry and just lived a few houses down the street. His sister, Sherri & I, were great friends and we would be at each others homes all the time. I always remember, both Jerry and Gary, always playing around with gocarts and mini scooters, having them torn apart and putting them back together, then out riding them again in their backyard or up and down the street. My condolences to his entire family. He will be greatly missed by many.

Alicia Jarvis

April 12, 2019

My family and I were long time customers at Burns, having been recommended by my in-laws who were also long time customers. There never was a time when we went to Burns that Jerry wasn't smiling or asked how we were doing. He was so pleasant to be around and associate with. I send prayers and condolences to his family and brother Gary. Jerry will be greatly missed in this community.

Brian Turnpaugh

April 9, 2019

Wow, Jerry was my manager at Center Road Shell around 1991. Cool guy. Condolences.

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