John Edward Burns
October 22, 1943 ~ August 24, 2023

John E. Burns, 79, of East Ridge passed away Thursday, August 24, 2023, at his residence.  He was a native of Bridgeport, AL and had lived most of his life in the Chattanooga area.  He was of the Baptist Faith and was a member of the Rossville Masonic Lodge F&AM #397.  Mr. Burns served in the United States Army National Guard, and he retired from Shaw Industries in 2008 as a truck driver with over 20 years of service.  He loved to drink his coffee and watch westerns.  Mr. Burns had a wonderful sense of humor who enjoyed aggravating you and he never met a stranger.  He also had a passion for working on cars and going to the drag strip.  He will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ila Mae; and brother, Cecil Burns.

Survivors include his two daughters, Lisa Green and Jonie Burns; granddaughters, Breanna Wellington and Brittany (Matt) Hicks; and great grandchildren, Connor Hicks and Choley Hicks.

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A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, Rossville, GA.

Funeral Home in Charge

Lane Funeral Home – South Crest Chapel
833 Chickamauga Ave
Rossville, GA 30741