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  • Willard ‘Bill’ Burns

  • June 11, 2011

WESTERVILLE — Willard Leroy “Bill” Burns, 80, of Westerville, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord, June 9, 2011.

Bill was a U.S. Army veteran, retired from the U.S. Postal Service, lifetime member of the NRA, and 40-year member of the Apostolic Faith. He was born June 10, 1930, in Columbus to the late Willard and Helen Collins Burns.

Preceded in death by beloved grandmother, Ethel Burns; brother, George Burns; sisters, Barbara Miller and Denise.

Survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Janet Burns; sons, Willard “Buck” Burns III of Newark, Joseph Burns of Massillon, Jack Burns of Crooksville, James Burns of Roseville, Jay (Kim) Burns of Ashley and Andrew Burns of Fredericktown, and his children, Ben, Jennifer, Joey, and Jonathan; Scott “Dean” (Karen) Phillips of London, Ohio; 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; eldest granddaughter, Leah Allbright; sister, Lois (Otto) Zeman; brothers, William (Carolyn) and Gary (Barbara) Burns; special friend, Bishop Arden “Pop” Dennis; numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Friends may call at the O.R. Woodyard Co. Northwest Chapel on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. where funeral service will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. William Sciscoe will officiate. Interment will be in Glen Rest Cemetery with Pastor Mark Meyer. Visit to view his memorial.

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