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Connie Carver

Our deepest sympathy

Carol &Don Sauls

We truly loved and admired Mr Burns. He was in our Sunday School class for many years. He is rejoicing in Heaven today!

Angie Smith

Mr. Burt was one of the kindest men I knew. I loved him for his testimony and because he was such a sweet, sweet man. He will be missed here, but I Betty and Donna are thrilled to have him.

Niki Caicedo

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Your family are in our prayers.

Deirdre Jones Amundsen

I'm so sorry to hear of Uncle Burt's passing. I have so many fond memories of him. Our prayers are with you during this time...

Pooh and Mallory Scheider

We are sorry for the loss but know he is in a better place with his Betty.

Joe Greene

Jennifer and family. I was so sorry to hear that Uncle Bert had passed. I’ve known him for many years from the hunting club so I was privy to lots of his stories. We always had a good laugh. Watching him, Hubert, and Bobby picking at each other. Praying for your family.

Tammy Lynn Reeves

I was raised up in FBCC and Callahan Schools with Jennifer. I will always remember the happiness of our childhood days. Mr. Bert has the most joyous personality you will ever come across! He carry’s happiness with him wherever he goes. He will leave a legacy to all that knew him.

Pam Hayes

I loved this family and will miss Mr Burns spent most of my childhood at this house with his daughter Jennifer. Oh the love and laughs we had. I learned a couple years ago to play dominos with Mr Burns teaching. I’m sure his wife and daughter were there to greet him when he crossed the Pearly gates. I will miss him truly and sending my love to The family

Jack Burt Burns, Sr.

2022-07-11

Jack Burt Burns, Sr., 90, of Callahan, went home to be with his Savior July 11, 2022. He was a wonderful Daddy, Papa, Uncle, and friend. He was born in 1931 in Jacksonville to William and Sarah Burns. He had nine siblings. As a young man, he served as a Corporal in the US Army, serving in Germany. Later, he met the love of his life, Betty Joyce Camp. They were married and made their life in Callahan. He worked for Irvington Moore USNR Dry Kiln and retired after many years of service. He and Betty were married for 60 years before her passing in 2017. The Lord saw that he was tired and reunited them together in Heaven.

He loved to hunt, fish and be with his family and friends. He always had a story to tell that would make you laugh, and you would learn something with each story he told. His fishing trips were mostly more stories than fish! You could find him outside from sun up to sundown, cutting grass, picking up leaves or in his barn or as he says, “Doing much of nothing!” If you needed something fixed or built, he could do it all. He was the perfect example of a working man. In all he did, he made sure that you knew his love for Christ. He would pray with and for people that he met. He was a longtime active member of Callahan First Baptist Church, where he was usually the first to be in his pew on Sunday mornings. He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty; daughter Donna Lynn Burch (Troy Burch); and many others welcoming him home.

He is survived by his children, Jack B. Burns, Jr. and Jennifer L. (Scott) Mezera; seven grandchildren, Derrick (Kelsey) Burch, Josh (Mabry) Burch, Zack (Kayla) Mezera, Jacob (Jaylen) Mezera, Alec (Elizabeth) Mezera, Caleb Mezera and Ryland Burns; four great-grandchildren Kynlie Guynn, Gannon Guynn, Ryan Burch and Rori Mezera; one brother/best friend Robert “Bobby” (Delores) Burns; nephews that were more like sons and many friends he loved.

The family will receive friends Thursday, July 14 at 10 a.m. prior to the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Callahan First Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Edgewood Cemetery.

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