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Byron Lee Burns
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Obituary for Byron Lee Burns

Byron Lee Burns of Wilson, Oklahoma, passed away after a short illness on May 9, 2018, at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 70. He was born April 5, 1948, in Thomas, Oklahoma, to Rev. A.E. and Kathleen (Sweeney) Burns.
He graduated from high school in Artesia, New Mexico, in 1966 and served in the United States Army as a proud Vietnam Veteran. He met the love of his life as a teenager and married her, Lois Jean Pruitt, on June 30, 1968. Upon his honorable discharge, Byron began his career with Shell Pipeline, living in Denver City, then McCamey, Midland & Houston, retiring in 2003. He was a gifted church organist and a lifelong Baptist, becoming a Christian at the age of five years old. He was a devoted husband, dedicated father and fun loving grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Lois; daughter, Sheryl Cavin; sons, Michael (Donna) Burns, and Stephen (Jaime) Burns; his grandchildren, Maddie, Emma and Jackson Cavin; Shawn Fangman; Aubrey, Lauren, Zachary and Nathan Burns; Keith, Bryant and Jordan Burns. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Janet Reynolds; brother, Bobby (Denise) Burns; sister, Tricia (Steve) Irion; and sister-in-law, Marty Burns. Also, niece Francis Yerger and nephews Damon Broxson and Austin Burns.
He is predeceased by his parents, brother David Burns, in-laws, Everett and Zulie May Pruitt and nephew, Tyler Burns.
Viewing will be Tuesday, May 15, 2018, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Healdton, Oklahoma. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm at the same location. Burial is at Roselawn Cemetery in Mangum, Oklahoma, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 1:00 p.m


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