William (Bill) James Burns was born on Nov. 6, 1937. On Dec. 2, 2015 he closed his eyes, breathed his last and took the next step.
Bill loved hunting, fishing and kicking around the Ruby Mountains of Nevada. He had a quick wit and was loved by his children and grandchildren.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Joyce Burns of Hawthorne. He is also survived by three wonderful children, sons: Donald Burns and wife Brenda of Winnemucca, Nev., James Burns of Honduras and daughter: Teresa Smith and Walter of Payette, Idaho; sister, Mardell Null and brother, Lynn Burns, Jr. both of Elko, Nev. Bill also had nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Bill is now reunited for eternity with his father Lynn Burns and sisters Sherlynn Burns and Patricia (Mitsy) Uriarte.
Private family internment will be held in Elko.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to The American Diabetes Foundation.