Jimmie F. Burns, 78, of Sandusky, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at home after a lengthy illness.
He was born on Jan. 22, 1935, in Ivydale, W. Va.
Jimmie was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in Germany from 1952-56.
He loved to fish and hunt, watch television, and he was an avid Ohio State, Cleveland Indians, and Cleveland Browns fan.
Jimmie is survived by his son, Michael “Mitch” Burns, of Sandusky; daughter, Terry Johnson, of West Union, Ohio; sister, Rachael Hemmer, of Norwalk; and brother, Richard Burns, of Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Burns, in 1971; daughter, Michelle “Shelley” Burns, in 2005; sister, Muir; brothers, Barney, Bob, Jack, and Pete; and Opal Burns, who helped raise both Jimmie and his kids.
At Jimmie’s request, there will be no viewing and cremation will take place. A memorial service will be announced later.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jimmie’s name to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to Meals on Wheels c/o Erie County Senior Center, 620 E. Water St., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is handling arrangements. Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made to the family at toftfh.com.