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Jack Burns Deceased


Jack Lee Burns, 81, of Hamersville, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005 at his residence. He was a long-time saddlebred exhibitor and trainer in Georgetown, OH for Donohoo Stables. He was also a World War II Navy veteran.


Burns was born Aug. 28, 1928 in Mt. Olivet, Ky., the son of the late Harry and Lula McClanahan Burns. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Allyn Linville Burns; one sister, Louella Burns White; one brother, William D. Burns; three half brothers, Author, Earl and Ivan Curtis.

He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Lola and Jeff Royalty, Katrina and Mike Jenkins and Regina and Rick Sharp; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Jackie Allyn Burns, Johnny Burns and Timmy and Danielle Burns; one sister and brother-in-law, Fannie and Ray Phillips; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.


He was the true force in getting the road pony under saddle class going again. He saddled five road ponies at the Shelby County Fair and had friends and three of his grandchildren ride and exhibit them. He also was the man behind Barney Google for Dr. John R. Donohoo for many years until purchased by Mary Gaylord.


He was a well-respected man who would do anything to help anyone in need. He will be greatly missed.


Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Egbert Funeral Home in Mt. Orab. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Confidence Cemetery in Georgetown. Rev. David Wirth will officiate.

If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of Hope,
415 1/2 Home St., Georgetown, Ohio 45121.

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