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2202 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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James Charles Burns

of Lubbock, TX

December 11, 1941 - January 10, 2020

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James “Jim” Charles Burns, 78 of Lubbock passed away Friday, January 10, 2020. He was born December 11, 1941 to James and Ellen (Oates) Burns in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Jim attended Eddison High School in Elizabeth. He married Jo (Vardzal) Burns September 29, 1962 at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Elizabeth. Jim worked as a car dealer and owned several dealerships throughout the years including Shamrock Chevrolet, Pioneer Lincoln and Pioneer Nissan. He loved watching football, West Texas people, Texas Tech University and all his past employees. Jim also enjoyed spending his time at their second home fishing in Marco Island, Florida. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 57 years, Jo; his children, Jodie McCartor, Jim Burns, Jason Burns; grandchildren, Ryan McCartor, Blake Burns, Brooks Burns; two great-grandchildren, Rykan McCartor, Krosby McCartor; sister-in-law, Margaret Burns; nieces and nephew.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Eugene Burns.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Venue on Broadway.

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9 Condolence(s)
The Geise/Grentner Families
Miami, FL
Thursday, January 16, 2020

May the angels usher you into Paradise dear Jim! Keep them laughing up there & give our family a big hug for us ❤️ You will be missed dear friend 😢

Andrew Vardzal
Whiting, NJ
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Jo. Now I wish more than ever that we could have made the trip to Florida last spring. I loved Jim and wish I could have seen him one more time. When I think or Jim I only think of goodness. I will miss him.
Love Andy

Mary Ann Vardzal
Manchester, NJ
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Jo, you and Jim met when you were both teenagers. Your love for each other never wavered and grew over time. He was a good man, husband and father and I admired him. I am very thankful for his generosity and kindness over the years. Jim will be missed. May he rest in peace.
Love, Mary Ann

Terrance Moreland
Chattanooga, TN
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Sleep well my friend!

Vicki Price
Lubbock, TX
Monday, January 13, 2020

Jo sorry for your loss if I can do
anything for you let me know
Love ya

Andy Vardzal
Whiting, NJ
Monday, January 13, 2020

Jodie, I am so sorry, I loved your dad, he was a great man. I just wish I could I could be there.
Love, Uncle Andy

Betty Muskus
Marco Island, FL
Monday, January 13, 2020

Jo, I am thinking about you. I’m keeping you in my prayers. Miss you and if there’s anything I can do for you, my friend, let me know.

Kathleen Bannon
Lawrenceville, NJ
Monday, January 13, 2020

Uncle Jim was an amazing man. He was one of the good ones, who would always think of others first. He was always smiling and making jokes and made everyone around him smile too. We are so grateful to have had him in our lives. While sad he isn't here on earth with us, he is in heaven with Grandma, Grandpa and my dad. Love to all!
Terry, Kathy, Kelly, Ally & Peggy

Christine Cody
Marco Island, FL
Monday, January 13, 2020

Dear Jo,

Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved Jim. Know that we will keep you and your family in our prayers during this sorrowful time. Praying the Lord will keep all of you in the palm of His Hand at this time.
In Sorrow, Love, Chris+Dan Cody

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