Albert Lee Burns, 72, of Alderson, WV, passed away Friday, September 5, 2014, at the Peyton Hospice House in Fairlea, WV, following a short illness.
Born October 28, 1941, at Second Creek, WV, he was the son of the late Clyde Leslie and Ada Forren Burns.
Mr. Burns was a laborer, having retired from Mullican Lumber Company in Ronceverte, WV, after 25 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith, loved to watch TV game shows, and spend time at home with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 42 years, Della Pearl Highlander Burns; and a brother, Lewis “Butch” Burns.
Survivors include his wife, Betty J. Burns of Alderson; two sons, David Burns of Lewisburg, WV, and James Burns of Lewisburg; five daughters, Dorothy Bryant and husband, Elmer, of Alderson, Kathy Thomas and husband, Harry, of Sinks Grove, WV, Diane Weiford and husband, Victor, of Lewisburg, Cyndi Franks and husband, Lloyd “Bo,” of Alderson, and Vickie Baker of Minneapolis, MN; three stepchildren, Patrick Thomas of Alderson, Jason Thomas of Sinks Grove, and Wendy Thomas of Lewisburg; a brother, Roger Burns of Alderson; three sisters, Pam Kane of Ronceverte, WV, Joyce Shumate of Ronceverte, and Helen Wilson of Alderson; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two uncles, Donald Forren and wife, Virginia, of Parkersburg, WV, and Robert Forren of Alderson; a special niece, Donna Galford and husband, Mike, of Gap Mills, WV; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his special little buddy, his dog, Shorty.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 2 PM at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel in Alderson with Pastor Jonathan Hunt officiating. Burial will follow at the Old Greenbrier Memorial Cemetery in Alderson.
Friends may call Thursday from 12-2 PM at the funeral home in Alderson.
Serving as pallbearers will be David Burns, James Burns, Elmer Bryant, Chris Burns, Brandon Burns, and Andy Holcomb.
Lobban Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the September 10, 2014, edition of the West Virginia Daily News.