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Jon Burns

June 17, 1966 July 28, 2019
Jon Burns
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Jon Burns, age 53, a long-time resident of Hollis, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 in Hollis.

Jon was born in Hollis on June 17, 1966 to his parents Douglas Burns and Virginia (Branch) Burns. Jon was born and raised in Hollis where he graduated from Hollis High School and he went on to earn his associate’s degree at Altus Junior College and he studied agriculture at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva. Jon was a farmer and rancher and he enjoyed rodeos and calf roping. He served on the Hollis volunteer fire department and was also a past member of the Hollis School Board.

Preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents; his sister, Tonya Louise Cummins; and nephew Brandon Nash; Jon is survived by his mother, Virginia Burns of Hollis; two daughters, Bayli and Shelbi; one sister, Pamela Burns of Mangum; nephew Jeremy Ayers of Washington D.C.; as well as numerous other family members and many friends.

Graveside services will be at 8:00 am on Friday, August 2, 2019 at the Fairmount Cemetery in Hollis.

Arrangements are under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home, Hollis, Oklahoma.

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Jon's been around forever
'Least it seems that way to me.
Since they turned us loose on Lincoln
With the Johnson's and the Gee's.

We shared our toys and troubles
Shared our families and friends.
Every teenage boy alive
Needs to know an Uncle Glenn!

Some childhood buddies scatter
On time's unending tide.
But, some bonds just won't be broken.
Some knots can't be untied.

Jon's woven in a lifetime now
Of fifty some odd years.
Shared smiles and fun and happiness
We've shed our share of tears.

In the Club of Life's Micfortunes
Ol' Ernie paid his dues.
Fought battles with the demons
Some he'd win and some he'd lose.

But he rode the broncs life gave him
The best that he knew how.
I’m sure glad that's all behind him.
The hard parts over now.

They say that Heavens pretty with
Gold pavers on the street,
Cherubs playing harps and wearing
Robes all nice and neat.

But I somehow picture Ernie
Just trottin' light along,
Prowlin' through some cattle
Spurs jinglein' a song.

Or at an old time rodeo
With banners all unfurled.
He's ridin' free and easy
Not a worry in this world.

The smiles go on forever
God's grace will never end.
Keep a fast horse saddled for me........
I'll see ya later Friend.

Darin Brookman
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8:00 AM 8/2/2019 8:00:00 AM
Fairmount Cemetery

Hollis, Oklahoma
Hollis, OK 73550

Fairmount Cemetery
Hollis, Oklahoma Hollis 73550 OK
United States

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