Born in March of 1959 Charles Stewart Burns came into the world kicking and
screaming, and he did not slow for fifty-eight years. The son of Charles Blaine Burns
and June Lowe Wray, he was the boy on the middle of four sisters. Chuck attended
Stephen Decatur High School. While maybe not the best student, he was definitely an
outstanding musician and athlete.
After high school he enlisted in the Marines and served his country for the next four
years. Like everything in Chuck's life he did not do this half way. He loved his country
and the Marine Corp. In 1981 he married the love of his life, Rhonda Rodgers.
Together they brought two beautiful daughters into the world. Chuck was devoted to
the girls, and when they grew up and got married he embraced their husbands. His
four grandchildren were the light of his life.
Though he excelled in every sport he played, his real passion was on the ball field. He
was born with a bat and ball in his hands. He was a true inspiration and asset to every
team he encountered.
He was a first rate electrician, an outstanding softball player, a remarkable musician,
and an avid hunter. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and
friend. He was a mentor, leader, and team player, and will truly be missed by many.
He was preceded in death by his father (Charles B. Burns) and his stepfather (Harry C.
He was survived by his wife (Rhonda K. Burns), daughter and son-in-law (Lyndsey and
David Herring), daughter and son-in-law (Tonya and Shane Melhorn), grandchildren
(Stasia, Owen, Gwendolyn, and Daxton), mother (June Lowe Wray), and four sisters
(Carol Gibbons, Robyn (Dennis) Ballweg, Susie ( Mark) Smith, and Angela
Lake).Theresa (Chris) Ford, brother, Chris (Katie) Burns.
Memorial service will be 6:30 pm. Thursday July 20, 2017 at Fans Field (corner of
Garfield and Woodford in Decatur). Memorials may be made to The American Lung
Association. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the
arrangements. Sign the guestbook at www.tanzyuslogan.com
Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements. Sign the
guestbook at www.tanzyuslogan.com