Obituary— Thomas J. Burns
Thomas Jerry Burns, Age 81, passed away on December 3, 2020 at his home in Troup, Texas, where he lived for the last 7 years. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and raised in Douglass, Texas, then moving to El Paso, Texas, where he graduated from Ysleta High School before enlisting into the US Army National Guard for many years.
Tom gave 45 years of dedicated service to law enforcement serving as a Constable and Deputy Sheriff for Culberson County, retiring from Hudspeth County in 2013. Tom had other jobs during this time. He was Supervisor at Merco, United Clay, as well as having businesses of his own throughout his life. Tom was also a 50 year Master Mason member of the Wallace Hughston No. 1393 Masonic Lodge.
Tom is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Helen LaVois Burns, sons Wayne and Warren Burns, and grandson Thomas Burns. He is survived by his sister Terry Rowe of Charlestown, Indiana, son Butch and Pasty Burns of Troup, Texas, grandchildren Michael and Heather Cardwell of Kilgore, Texas, Will and Kari Gossett of Troup, Texas, Cory and Amber Burns of Troup, Texas, Anthony and Tiffanee Burns of Whitehouse, Texas, Brandi Burns of Whitehouse, Texas, Danielle Burns of Monahans, Texas, Dusty Burns of Grandfalls, Texas and Gunner Burns of Washington State, as well as 17 great grandchildren.
A memorial will be held in his honor on December 13, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at The Gospel Barn in Troup, Texas.