Robert Allan Burns, 66, of Little Axe, Oklahoma, passed away, Friday, March 28, 2014 in Little Axe.
He was born on January 25, 1948 to Robert Lee and Leona Mae (Ward) Burns in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Robert grew up in Oklahoma City, living in the Little Axe area. Robert attended and graduated in 1966 from S. E. High School. He graduated from Rose State College earning his Associates degree in art.
Robert was proud of his military service. He proudly served his Country in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War serving three tours as a tunnel rat.
He started working as an Aircraft Load Master at Tinker Air Force Base, later doing artwork, airbrushing, welding, metal sculpturing, which included military themes and retire from Tinker.
Robert enjoyed the great outdoors, loved hunting, fishing, and being around animals. He loved being an artist and a writer.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Burns; daughter, April Lea Burns-Jones; and son, Darren Robert Burns.
Robert is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Sherri Hernandez and Nick of Oklahoma City, Wendi Parsons and Phillip of Yukon, Shawna Ward-Seelbach of Weatherford, Cheyenne Kugler of Little Axe, and Andrea Burks and Jason of Little Axe; 10 grandchildren, Joey, Rylee, Haylee, Brittnie, Gage, Denton, Kilian, Ethan, Michael, and Austyn; mother, Leona Mae Burns; sisters and brother-in-law, Donna Ptak and Betty Krivoniak and Warren; brother and sister-in-law, Tommy Burns and Jeanetta; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will begin 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2014 and continue until time of service. Family gathering to meet with friends will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Cooper Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Dale Cemetery with Reverend Chad Brodrick, Tecumseh First Assembly of God officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.