Burns, Oscar Reed

Visitation:
Date: September 13, 2015
Time: 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM

Visitation Location:
Lower Leven Hall of the Church of Christ of Huntington, 2909 Route 75, Huntington, WV 25704

Service:
Date: September 13, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM

Service Location:
Church of Christ of Huntington, 2909 Route 75, Huntington, WV 25704

Interment:
Jones Cemetery in East Lynn, WV

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.



Obituary
OBITUARY

Oscar Reed Burns of Labadie, MO, formerly Huntington, WV, departed this life at his daughter’s home in Labadie, surrounded by the love of his family, on August 23, 2015, having reached the age of eighty-one years, four months and twenty-two days. Oscar was born in East Lynn, WV, on March 31, 1934, son of James Ireland Burns, known to most as Ireland, and Mittie Burns nee Adams. On July 19, 1952, he was united in marriage to Willa Fay Smith and two daughters came to bless this union.

Oscar is survived by one daughter, Vickey Engel of Labadie, MO; by four grandchildren, Amber Martin and husband, Trent, of Ashland, KY, Stephanie Mendenhall of Labadie, Thomas Engel and wife, Maggie, of Lonedell, MO and Christin Stahlman of Washington, MO; by seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, one brother-in-law, one sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Oscar was preceded in death by his parents, Ireland and Mittie Burns; by his wife, Willa Fay Burns; by one daughter, Teresa Burns; by one brother, Lakie Burns; and by two sisters, JoAnn Trimboli and an infant sister.

Oscar was a Christian and long time member of the Church of Christ of Huntington, WV. He had lived in West Virginia throughout his life, until he came to live with his daughter about a year ago. During his working years, he was employed as a machine operator for Heiners Bakery of Huntington, WV, retiring after thirty-five years of service to the company. He was also a long time member of the United Bakery Workers Union, Local 21. Oscar was truly a family man and he was happiest when he was spending time with his daughter and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed caring for his home and enjoyed mowing his grass and working in the yard. The many wonderful memories he has created and love he shared with his family will be treasured memories forever. Oscar was a kind and generous person who impacted the lives of many, both friends and strangers.

A devoted and loving father, grandfather, great and great-great-grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

A Memorial Reception will be held at 12:00 noon on the 13th day of September, 2015, in the lower level Hall of the Church of Christ of Huntington, located at 2909 Route 75, Huntington, WV 25704, immediately following regular church services. All are welcome to attend. A Memorial Service in the Church proper will follow at 1:30 PM with Pastor(s) Bob Hayes and David Smith officiating. Afterward a committal service will be held at Jones Cemetery in East Lynn, WV. Following will be a family remembrance service at the Burns Family Cemetery located in East Lynn, WV. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association. Memorial envelopes will be made available at the church. The family entrusted the care of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home of St. Clair, MO.