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Official Obituary of

Charles Wesley Burns

November 29, 1942 ~ February 14, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Charles Burns Obituary

DATELINE:  KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
Charles Wesley Burns

Charles Wesley Burns, 81, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away, surrounded by his loved ones, on February 14, 2024 at his home. He was born in Cobb County, GA, son of the late J B Burns and Ethel Gilbreath Burns and was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Kenneth, Thurman, and James Burns. Charlie served his country honorably in the US Army. He was a shareholder and supervisor at Ruppe Hosiery for more than 20 years. Charlie worked at Kings Mountain High School for 15 years as a custodian. He was an avid Kings Mountain football fan and a past coach at KMHS. Charlie was a natural born coach and loved passing along his knowledge and experiences to our youth. He coached Optimist football for more than 30 years and one of the greatest joys of his life was being able to mentor, groom and coach his grandson Darren, throughout his football career and life. Always active, Charlie enjoyed being outdoors, golfing, camping and spending time with his loved ones. Charlie loved being involved and serving as a role model to countless children during his lifetime. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. His leadership, commitment, care, and understanding has benefited hundreds of lives and will be remembered by not only his family, but the entire community for a lifetime. 

SURVIVORS: Wife of 45 years: Linda Gray Burns, of the home
Daughter: Amanda Smith and husband Keith, Kings Mountain, NC
Son: Wesley Burns, Gastonia, NC
Grandchildren: Anthony McDonald Jr., Chase Burns, Emily Burns, and Darren Burns

Siblings: Tommy Burns (Robin), Shelby, NC, Frank Burns (Kathy), Kings Mountain, NC, Barbara Smith (Bill), Gastonia, NC, Nancy Wright (Charles), Gastonia, NC, Judy Bowen, Kings Mountain, NC, Kathy James (Ronnie), Shelby, NC, and Glenda Terry (Johnny), Kings Mountain, NC
Sister-in-law, caregiver, and special friend: JoAnn Wheat, Kings Mountain, NC 

VISITATION: Monday, February 19, 2024 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Harris Funeral Home

A private graveside service will be held for the family

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ARRANGEMENTS:  HARRIS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA

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Visitation
Monday
February 19, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home
108 South Piedmont Ave
Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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