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Frank Byron Burns

In Loving Memory

Frank Byron Burns

3/03/1931 - 7/14/2017

Frank Byron Burns, Jr, 86, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2017 in Clear Lake, TX.  Byron, as he was known to all, was born on March 3, 1931 to parents, Viola Hargett and Frank Byron Burns in Boling, TX.  He attended and graduated from Boiling High School in 1949. After graduating from high school he went to Texas A&M University on a football scholarship. Byron was employed at Texas Gulf Sulfur Co in New Gulf, TX.  In 1953, he joined the US Army and honorably served in the Korean War.  On August 3, 1957 Bryon married the love of his life, Shirley Anne Gabler.  In 1962, the family moved to Alvin, Texas where Byron was employed by the Monsanto Chemical Company. He stayed with Monsanto until he retired in 1985.  Byron enjoyed the outdoors; hunting, fishing and camping with his family. He also had a passion for woodworking which led to boat building.  Byron stayed active during retirement with several part time jobs. One of the most interesting was parking cars at the Astrodome with his cousin Edward Moritz.  Byron truly enjoyed spending time with family from camping at the beach to mowing and taking care of the family farm in East Bernard, TX. He was a wonderful man who will be truly missed.

Byron was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Marie Burns Fertsch.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Gabler Burns of 60 years; sons: Russell and wife Becky and Kenneth and wife Lisa; grandchildren:  Danielle, Austin and Kayley Burns; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77511, (281) 992-7200. Condolences can be sent to the family in care of Jeter Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

July 18,2017 - 6:55 am

Bud and Dot

Byron, we saved you a seat in church every Sunday - you save us one in heaven. See you soon.


July 19,2017 - 1:50 pm

Mike Stephens

Russell, I remember growing up in Oak Bend with you and your family. So sorry for your loss. I miss my dad every day. You are in our prayers.


July 19,2017 - 4:50 pm

Charlotte Hopkins

I am so sorry to hear of Bryon's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this challenging time. Take care.


July 20,2017 - 8:18 am

Kelly Woods

It was a pleasure to know you Mr. Burns. You will be missed.


July 22,2017 - 9:26 am

Clay Jones

I remember Mr Burns telling the story of our hounddog. "That dog would eat at your house, then come over and eat at our house. When the dog got full, it would lay on its side and keep eating as long as there was food there in the dish." The other thing he said was "I got a better deal by you Jones boys mowing my lawn, but instead I went and bought my own riding mower." That's the Mr Burns I remember. Always looked at things in a frank and true manner, with a Boling twist - just like my own dad.


July 22,2017 - 9:09 am

Cecelia Jones

Being back door neighbors for more than fifty years, to a precious couple who epitomized the American way of life, was the greatest pleasure. See you in Heaven. Buddy and Cecelia Jones (typed by Clay)pp


July 23,2017 - 3:39 pm

Richard L. Kessler

Byron will be missed by all especially by you Shirley and your boys, Russell and Kenneth. My sincere deepest sympathy for you and your family.


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