Walter Eugene Burns

May 13, 1933September 11, 2021

Walter E Burns "Gene", 88 years old, born on May 13, 1933 in Glenwood, Georgia and died on September 11, 2021.

Gene Burns served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He worked in the postal service but then changed directions and served in the fire service where he retired from the City of Tampa and then later in Pasco county.

His real devotion was for his family and his Savior Christ Jesus. He was an avid bass fisherman and loved to enjoy a day on the water with his family or his close friends.

Gene Burns leaves behind his loving wife, Joan Burns; and his children Steve and Jackie. He also has three wonderful grandchildren, Blake, Jamie Leigh and Kelsey of whom he adored.

A graveside service for Gene will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, September 16, 2021 in Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, 4228 East Lake Avenue, Tampa, Florida.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, September 16, 2021


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Lisa Webb-Simpson

September 16, 2021

We will forever remember Gene as the kind and humble man of God at Tryon Church of God. Even his prayer of benediction was so full of compassion and love for His Lord that it would make me cry. We all feel honored and privileged to have known Gene and are praying for Joan and the family at this time. Thank you Gene for your kindness and for your laughter. And thank you for the best flan I've ever tasted. We love you and will see you again one day.

William Simpson and Lisa Webb-Simpson

Marie Pimperl

September 15, 2021

To the Burns Family:
Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories extends its heartfelt condolences. Our sympathy and thoughts are with you.
Marie Pimperl,
Director of First Impressions