John Columbus Burns, age 77, of Maryville, died Sunday, December 12, 2021 at River Grove Health & Rehabilitation in Loudon.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Wade and Junior Burns; sister, Effie Morgan, Myrtis Lewelling, Annabelle Meadows; infant son, Jonnnie; parents, Rondie and Gertie Burns; sister-in-law, Linda Burns.
Survivors include his companion off 35 years, Sally Odom; daughter, Sharon (Ryan) Arwood; sons, Lonnie (Martha) Gribble, Johnny E. (Tina) Burns, Clint Burns; grandchildren, Shawn Gribble, Brandi Burns, Kaitlyn Arwood, Devin Haun, Tori Babb, Caleb Sands, Cody Sands; great- grandchild, Rhett Sands; brothers, Ronnie Burns, Doyle Burns; sisters, Rosie Morgan, Mary Ann Campbell, Missy Burns, Lily Whitehead.
Graveside Ceremony will be 12 Noon, Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Old Chilhowee Cemetery, Seymour with the Rev. Sammy Miller officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Dotson Funeral Home, Wildwood. (865-984-5959) www.dotsonfuneralhome.com
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