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John Dee Burns

September 13, 1940 ~ February 9, 2019 (age 78)
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John Dee Burns of Hartselle died on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Huntsville Hospital.  He was born September 13, 1940, in Morgan County to James Dyrias Burns and Francis Shaneyfelt Burns, who preceded him in death.

He was a graduate of Morgan County High School, He attended Athens State College and R.G. LaTourneau College in Longview, Texas.  He became a manager of the Hartselle Piggly Wiggly Store and later owned two Piggly Wiggly Stores in Winfield, Alabama. 

After he retired he attended the Coast Guard Academy in Pensacola and gained his Captains' License. A committed sailor, he sailed the Gulf as well as the bays of Pensacola and Perdido.  As a farmer of Cedar Cove, John enjoyed being a part of all God's creation. 

Survivors include:
his Wife, Sherry Maddox Burns

Two Daughters:
Christy Cheryl Urban (Darren) and 
Amanda Carol Burns

Three Grandchildren:
Levi Henderson,
Derek Urban and 
Brett Urban

Two Sisters:
Hellon Clemons and 
Carolyn Bryant (Dennis)

Three Nieces: Kim Gelderblom, Mary McMahan, and Terry Garcia 

A Nephew: Tim Clemens

As a member of the First United Methodist Church he especially enjoyed his work with the Good Samaritan Ministry. The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Good Samaritan Fund, of Hartselle United Methodist Church, in lieu of flowers.  

A Memorial  Service  will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Harold Thompson officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. The service will be followed by a time of fellowship.  

Peck Funeral Home                   
1600 Hwy 31 SW
P.O. Box 427
Hartselle, AL  35640
256.773.2543 (Fax)

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