Jimmy Burns

11/18/1936 –


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  • Visitation
Date: 02/15/2022
Time: 5:00 pm
 – 7:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

  • Funeral Service
Date: 02/16/2022
Time: 1:00 pm
 – 2:00 pm
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424

6025 82nd Street Lubbock, TX, US, 79424


James (Jimmy) Forrest Burns entered Heaven on February 9, 2022. The family of Jimmy Burns will celebrate his life of 85 years at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. His family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.  We invite you to view the live-streamed service, sign his virtual guestbook, and download his memorial keepsake folder to your device for printing here on this page. We also ask you to consider viewing his Life Tribute, a video of photographs set to his favorite music.

He was born November 18, 1936, in Paris Texas to Forrest and Annadell Burns.  The family moved to Lubbock in 1952.  Jimmy attended O.L. Slaton and Lubbock High School before entering the US Army in February of 1956.  While enlisted in the Army, he was stationed at Ft. Campbell with the 101st Airborne Division, stateside.  When deployed, he spent time in Germany, Lebanon, Beirut, and Turkey.  He was honorably discharged as a specialist 4 in 1959.  He became an electrician in the union in 1960.  In 1966, he met the love of his life, Barbara, at Raff and Hall Drug Store and married her in 1967.  Barbara passed away in 2010.  In 1971, he started Tech Electric Company, which was in business until 2000.  Jimmy was proud to be a member, and President, of the Independent Electrical Contractors and Sales Executive Association as well as Lubbock Lions Club, Red Raider Club, Lubbock Club, and The Lubbock Parachute Club.  He was a proud supporter of Texas Tech football and was at every home game for 32 years until he and Barbara retired to Fredericksburg Texas. After Barbara’s passing in 2010, he leaned on his coffee shop buddies who kept him young at heart with golf and friendship.  Thank you, Randy, Chris, Ron Bone Crusher, Gordon, David, and many others.  Your love and support meant the world to him.  He was a member of Fredericksburg Church of Christ.  He developed a close relationship with Pastor Tommy LeFan who he also played golf with.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara; and his infant son, Shane.

Those left to miss his presence are his son, Glenn Burns and wife Crystal of Allen Texas; daughter, D’Anna Youngman of Gilmer, Texas; son, Terry Burns and wife Julie of Fredericksburg, TX;  daughter, Joey Burns of Frisco Texas; daughter, Shanda Colvin and husband Allen of Shallowater Texas; grandchildren, Chase Burns, Ryne Burns, Rylie Burns and husband Robert, Chris Hill and wife Emily, Maddie Youngman, Abby Youngman, Jett Burns, Truett Burns and Henry Burns; and great-granddaughter, Blair.

Celebration of Life


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