Timothy Charles Burns

September 25, 1957 ‒ July 29, 2018

Marion, Ohio

Timothy Charles Burns, age 60, of Marion, died peacefully on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at home in his sleep.

On September 25, 1957, Tim was born in Marion, Ohio, the older of two sons of John “Tex” Burns and the late Phyllis Ann (White) Burns.  He graduated from Marion Harding High School in the class of 1976, where he excelled in football.  He furthered his education at West Liberty State University in West Virginia, earning a B.S. degree in Business.

Following college, Tim joined his father and brother as a journeyman iron worker.  He suffered a tragic construction accident on May 2, 1990, leaving him unable to care for himself.  He shared a special relationship with his parents, who lovingly cared for him for the past twenty eight years.

Tim will be missed by his father, John “Tex” Burns of Marion; brother, John H. (Melody) Burns II; a niece, Joy (Tim) Merryman; two great-nieces and one great-nephew; an aunt, Deborah (Dan) Crabtree; and two cousins: Danielle Crabtree, and Chad Crabtree.

Including his mother, Tim was preceded in death by his grandparents: Charles and Ethel Burns, and Dick and Eloise Carr; aunt, Dianna Crabtree; and an uncle, Steven Carr.

Services honoring Tim’s life will be observed privately by his family in Marion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marion Area Humane Society, 2264 Richland Rd., Marion, OH 43302.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Tim’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • I am very sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. He was very much like his family kind and caring. I have many fond memories of playing football with Tim and his brother John. Rest In Peace .

  • So sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.May Tim rest in Peace

  • Mr. Burns and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I graduated with Tim and have great memories of him! He was always kind and made me smile when we were in class together. I believe that you will be with him again one day. Prayers for peace for you and all who loved him.

  • To John,Tex,my old friend,Words cannot express the challenge of the road you and Phyllis walked to support Tim. There are not sufficient superlatives to describe my respect for your devotion. I pray there are memories you can reach back for to sustain you as you grieve and as you look to regroup and find a road of peace knowing you did all you could to deal with the unimaginable family tragedy. May you be blessed with knowing how many people love you and support you as you seek a “new”normal. Blessings to you and/or surviving son. Larry Geissler