Carl Kent Burns, age 76, of Jasper, passed away peacefully at his home at 4:17 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019.
He was born December 8, 1942, in Princeton, Indiana, to the late Brady and Louise (Potter) Burns. He married Julie Pieper on August 9, 1986, at the Loogootee United Methodist Church.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Oakland City University and his Master’s Degree from Indiana University.
Carl and his wife Julie (Pieper) have owned and operated Pieper-Burns State Farm Insurance since 1987.
Prior to that, he taught business at Shoals High School for over 10 years, from the Fall of 1969 to December of 1979. He coached 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys’ basketball at Shoals, and was responsible for the Summer basketball program here. He also drove the Varsity Jug Rox to away games. He was later an Associate Professor of Business at Vincennes University-Jasper Center.
He was a member of the Shiloh United Methodist Church.
Carl dearly loved his family, being at his home, bird watching, and I.U. basketball.
Surviving are his wife, Julie Burns, of Jasper son Kent Burns and wife Patti, of Carmel, daughter Andrea Jones and husband Aaron, of Shoals, son Evan Burns, of Indianapolis, and seven grandchildren, Haley Thomas. of Salt Lake City, Utah, Max Burns, of Phoenix, Arizona, Abby Burns of Carmel, and Ava, Jaden, Austin, and Ethan Jones, and wife Morgan, of Shoals. He is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Savannah Thomas, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Walker Jones, of Shoals.
Friends may call for visitation from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 1st, at the Shiloh United Methodist Church, in Jasper, and one hour before services Tuesday at the church.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2nd, at Shiloh United Methodist Church, with burial following in the Shiloh Cemetery, in Jasper.
The family requested, that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Shiloh United Methodist Church, Young Life, or a favorite charity.
The Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.