Robert “Booster” Burns, 76, of Parkdale, died Saturday, July 14, 2018. He was a native of Chicot County and a resident of Parkdale for many years. He was a 1961 graduate of Portland High School and an Ag Pilot for 20 years. He spent the last 25 years working as a crop insurance adjuster. Mr. Burns was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. Booster enjoyed hunting, fishing and working with cows.
He is preceded in death by his parents, R.Q. & Idell Collins Burns and a brother, James N. Burns.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Jo Williamson Burns of Parkdale; a daughter, Melissa Burns Bell of Crossett; a son, Kevin Burns of Parkdale; a brother, Denver Burns of Portland; a special cousin, Rose Johnson; six grandchildren, Mykayla & Lexie Bell, Kasi, Seth, Zach & Jaden Burns and four great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Roscoe.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2018 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Bro. Robin Allen, Bro. Lloyd Townsend and Rose Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Pallbearers are Tommy Winnon, Roby Spaulding, James Clayton Burns, Jerod Williamson, Jack Edward Gee, and Emory Austin. Honorary pallbearers are Keith Ladd, Arnold Adcock, Dewel Williamson, William Freeland, Leroy Jackson, Harry Dunigan, and J.C. Williamson. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Association, c/o Mr. Keith Ladd, 186 Ashley Road 121, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.