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Carl Lorin Burns Jr.

October 1, 1954June 13, 2021

Carl Burns Jr., 66, of James City County, passed away on June 13, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl Burns Sr., and Felicia Espino. Carl served his country for many years as a proud Marine. After his active service with the military, he worked for the Beretta Gun Factory in Indian Head, MD and as self-employed subcontractor. In his spare time, he enjoyed weight lifting and working on model planes. Carl is survived by his ex-wife, Diana Robbins; son, Daniel Burns; daughter, Sandra Wharton (David); grandchildren, Jennifer Wilkes, Julia Burns, and Kaylee Stanley; sister, Christine Burns Vonk; brother-in-law, Mike Vonk; and brother, Richard Burns. Online condolences for the family may be shared at


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Carl Lorin Burns Jr.

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Dale Shiflett

June 17, 2021

I remember the first time that I met Carl, he was driving a jaguar. I never knew anyone that drove a jaguar and so to me that meant he must be doing something right. I remember throughout his life he strived to do something unique and that was in his house painting. Carl had a gift of making wood look like marble. I’m sure those that were a part of that gift we’re blessed. I know that Carl had a faith and we talked about that from time to time. We never know when God is going to call us home. Being ready is what is important. I believe that Carl was ready. I’m glad I had the opportunity to know him and I have a wonderful nephew and niece to show for that relationship. God bless them both and comfort them during this time of change.