Tribute for Riley Weldon Burns
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Riley Weldon Burns

January 24, 1934 ~ May 9, 2017 (age 83)

Riley Weldon Burns, 83, died Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at High Point Regional Hospital.

He was born January 24, 1934, in Grandfield, OK, and was the son of the late Weldon R. and Lois Riley Burns.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired principal scientist with Armstrong World Industries, and a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Lee Burland Burns, whom he married on December 4, 1954, and a daughter, Beverly A. Burns.

He is survived by his son, Hugh W. Burns of Duluth, GA; and two grandchildren, Gennifer Palomino (Jorge) and Krysta Burns.

Memorial service celebrating Riley’s life will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Maryfield Chapel at Pennybyrn.  The family will greet friends at Ilderton Hall on the Pennybyrn campus following the service. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS  66675.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675
Tel: 1-855-448-3997

 Service Information

Celebration of Life Memorial Service
May 21, 2017

2:00 PM
Maryfield Chapel at Pennybyrn
1315 Greensboro Road
High Point, NC 27260

Visitation Following Service
May 21, 2017

Pennybyrn at Maryfield
109 Penny Road
High Point, NC

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