John Steele Henderson Burns, age 83, of Statesville, passed away Monday October 2, 2017 at Maple Leaf Health Care. He was born May 23, 1934 in Buffalo, New York to the late Basil and Ruth Henderson Burns.

Before retirement, he was employed by the N.C. Department of Transportation, Statesville as an engineer.

John was a member of Fairview Baptist church in Statesville.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a Special Aunt, Mary Messinger and his half-brother, Peter Critchlow.

John is survived by his wife, Betty Combs Burns and a daughter, Mary Ruth Hannah Burns both of the home. One grandson, Clifton John Burns (Abby) of Statesville and a great grandchild, Elliora “Ellie” Burns also of Statesville survive along with a half-brother and two half-sisters.

Graveside services will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at South River UMC Cemetery at 2540 Cheatham Ford Road Hiddenite, NC. Rev. Paul Hill and Rev. Scott Eanes will officiate. Visitation will be immediately after the graveside service in the church fellowship hall.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the Burns family by clicking the link below.  Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the Family of John Burns.

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So very sorry for your loss. I never met John, but heard many stories about him from Gerri. I know he will always be missed by all who knew him. May you find comfort in the presence and love of our Lord and Savior.
Wanda Tillman - Hiddenite, NC
so very sorry for your loss, john was a great neighbor and friend he will be missed we are praying for his wife and family
michael & patricia woods - Statesville, NC

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