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James Edward Burns, 58, of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis with his family by his side. Jim, also known as Uncle Bo, was born on July 1st, 1959 in Greensburg, IN., the son of Edward Donald and Lou Ann Burns.
Jim graduated from Greensburg High School in 1978. Soon after graduation, he joined the Navy, serving his country for 12 years. He lived in California for many years before returning to Greensburg in 1995. Jim worked at R.J. Knoepfler Company in Cincinnati before retiring in 2012. Jim was a member of the United Zion Methodist Church. His hobbies included golfing, playing cards, and beating everyone at corn hole tournaments.
Survivors include his mother, Lou Ann Burns; son, Brandon (Emily) Burns, Morgan Hill, CA; daughters, Jamie Burns and Emily Keady of San Jose, CA.; brother, Jeff (Diane) Burns, sisters, Charlotte (Larry) Bailey, Patty (Jim) Luken, Margie (Phil) Poling, Kim Burns, Donna Burns, Dottie (Stephen) Gommel, all of Greensburg; and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and niece, Rebecca Lee.
Visitation will be from 9-11 am on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Porter Oliger Pearson Funeral Home with Funeral Services following at 11 AM 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 National Kidney Foundation or to the James E Burns Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.com
Published on December 11, 2017
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