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Richard Burns

July 13, 1948 — July 23, 2014

Mr. Richard Steven Burns, age 66, passed away July 23, 2014 at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN.

He was born in Cookeville, TN on July 13, 1948, to Thomas Burns and Juanita Oliver Burns.

He was preceded in death by is parents.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in Viet Nam.

He is survived by his daughter, Ashlea Clark and husband, Dain of Sparta: Wife, Patricia Burns of Sparta; grandchildren, Cassie and Ellie Clark and John Mark and Katilin Walter, as well as a sister, Sue Poss of Sparta. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews along with many friends.


There will be a memorial service at a later date.

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Thurman Funeral Home, LLC is in charge of the arrangements.

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