Henry Homer Burns

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Henry Homer Burns, 85, of Washburn, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in Cassville Health Care and Rehab, Cassville.

He was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Summit, Ark., the son of Homer Riley and Ethel Mae (Clark) Burns. On May 2, 1953, in Washburn, he was united in marriage to Leta Hickman, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one daughter, Gayla Treadwell and her husband, Donnie, of Washburn; one brother, Bob Burns and his wife, Ardith, of Washburn; three sisters, Evelyn Sullivan, of Bee Branch, Ark., Mayo Rose and her husband, Eugene, of Eureka Springs, Ark., and Rachel Ash and her husband, Raymond, of Gateway, Ark.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, James, Mick and H.E. Burns; and two sisters, Joycee Burns and Lillian Cargile.

He grew up and received his education in Gentry, Ark. During the Korean War, he joined the U.S. Army, serving from Jan. 23, 1951, until Oct. 25, 1952. He worked on several dam sites for the Corp of Engineers for several years. He retired as a dairy farmer. For 15 years, he served on the Southwest School Board. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Ministers Eugene Rose, Bob Burns and Karty Burbridge will conduct the services. Burial, with military honors, will be held in Hickman Cemetery, Washburn.

Contributions may be made to VFW Post 4205 in his memory.