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February 15, 2012

Rockey Allen Burns

— Rockey Allen Burns, 61 of Weatherford, Texas, died on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, following a short battle with cancer.

Rockey was born Sept. 21, 1952, in Weatherford, Texas, residing there his entire life. He and Barbara Strain were married July 1, 1972, in Texas City, Texas. He was self-employed as an auto body paint and repair man and welder. Rockey enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the joys of his life, his eight grandchildren. He also loved to go fishing, build and “attempt” to fly RC airplanes and tell a good joke.

Rockey was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Olan (Bill) Burns; mother, Johnnie Mae Harris; father-in-law, Dwight Strain and mother-in-law, Willie Dee Strain and wonderful friend, Boxe Daugherty and favorite cousin, Mike Harris.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Barbara Burns; aunt, Mary Lee Fulks of Weatherford; sister, Nancy Brantley and husband Paul, of Weatherford; brother, Kenneth Burns and wife, Frances of Livingston; son, Bill Burns and wife, Tracy and children, John, Kayleigh and Allen of Perrin; daughter, Jennifer Trester and husband, Jason and children, Addison and Mason of Mineral Wells; son, Justin Burns and wife, Crystal and children, Layton, Taytum and Kortlyn of Poolville; special “extra” child, Jon Johnson and wife, Misty and children, Cash and Cason of Minot, N.D.; sister-in-law, Louella Merrell of Marion; brother-in-law, Dale Strain and wife, Margaret of Mineral Wells; special friends of many years, Rex Hendrick and David Gibson; and many special nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of lifelong friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday at Soda Springs Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Parker County Committee on Aging or a cancer charity of your choice.

Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel

913 N. Elm, Weatherford, TX 76086

817-594-2747

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