Edward Donald Burns, 83, of Greensburg, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, May 9, 2017, with his family by his side. Ed, Don, or Dandy Don as he was called, was born Feb. 6, 1934, in Orlando, Florida, to the late Catherine Burns-Bockover and John Bockover.
He attended New Point High School. Don worked for Robert and Dorothy Knoepfler at R.J. Knoepfler Company in Cincinnati for many years. They became known to the family as Grandma Dorothy and Grandpa Bob. Don ended up owning and operating R.J. Knoepfler Company for over 40 years and retired in 2005. He had a love of servicing his customers and enjoyed any conversation concerning industrial paint finishing equipment.
Don was a 50-year member of the New Point Masonic Lodge #255, a member of the Scottish Rite, Greensburg Order of Eastern Star, and spent over 70 years as a member of United Zion Methodist Church.
His hobbies included fishing, vacationing to the family cabin at Dale Hallow Lake, spending time with his family, and his beloved dog, Pugsy.
Don married Lou Ann (Wise) Burns on July 27, 1952, at Greensburg Presbyterian Church, and she survives.
Other survivors include his brother, Wiley Eugene Bockover; his eight children, Charlotte (Larry) Bailey, Patty (Jim) Luken, Margie (Phil) Poling, Jeff (Diane) Burns, Jim Burns, Kim Burns, Donna Burns, Dottie (Stephen) Gommel, all of Greensburg; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles (Rose) Bockover, Joseph Bockover, Gail Bockover; sisters, Lavonne, Faye, and Beryl; grand-daughter, Rebecca Lee; and great-grandchildren, John and Savannah Vanek, and William Greg Rader.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 12 at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home. Funeral Services begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 at the funeral home with Joyce Barker officiating. Burial to follow at Rossburg Cemetery in New Point.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to The American Heart Association or National Kidney Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.popfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 10, 2017