Clifford Burns
December 27, 1962  -  March 20, 2019

Clifford Burns


Marrs Jones Funeral Home Chapel
104 Olive Street
Smithville, TX  78957
Sunday, March 24, 2019
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Funeral Service
Grace Lutheran Church
308 Byrne Street
Smithville, TX  78957
Monday, March 25, 2019
2:00 PM
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Oak Hill Cemetery
Smithville, TX  

Grace Lutheran Church of Smithville
308 Byrne Street
Smithville, TX  78957

Clifford Frank Burns, 56, of Smithville, Texas, was called to his eternal rest Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

Cliff was born on December 27, 1962 in Hillsboro, Texas to Delores and Woody Burns. He was raised in Smithville, Texas alongside his two brothers Steve and Jeff Burns. He graduated from Smithville High School in 1981. In 1982, he married his High School sweetheart and love of his life, Marilyn Bunte. Together, they built the life they loved raising their two children; Clinton and Kayla. He devoted his life to his wife and children instilling values that will be carried on through generations. Known as Paw Paw to his four grandchildren, whom he loved and adored, he always ensured they knew his love for them was beyond measure, that no matter how busy life gets to take time for the ones you love, and to rest in the Grace that comes through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

He worked at LCRA for 27 years. After retiring from LCRA, he fostered his entrepreneurial spirit and conquered his lifelong dream of owning and operating a successful business, Smithville Food Lockers.
Although he was taken from this earth unexpectedly, the way Cliff lived his life enabled his loved ones to know without waiver that he loved them with all he had and they can move forward in peace, knowing that they will all one day be reunited in heaven. His life and legacy is one to be admired and emulated.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn of Smithville; his children, Clinton and wife Cammy Burns of Smithville; Kayla and husband Brandon Herschap of Smithville; four grandchildren, Cannon Burns, Cason Herschap, Brooks Burns, Hallie Herschap; mother, Delores Burns “Grandy” of Smithville; brother, Jeff and wife Karla Burns of Smithville; as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Cliff was preceded in death by his father, Woody Burns Jr.; brother, Steve Burns.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Smithville, Texas.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Marrs Jones Funeral Home Chapel in Smithville, Texas.

Funeral Services will begin at 2:00 PM on Monday, March 25, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church of Smithville, Texas with burial following at Oak Hill Cemetery in Smithville, Texas.

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  1. Daniel
    Round Rock, TX

    I was very saddened when I heard the news about Cliff's death. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

    My love and sympathy to you and your family,

  2. Virginia Moreno
    Columbus Texas, TX

    My condolences to Cliff's family. He was an wonderful co-worker and I know he will be missed. May God Bless all of you through this difficult time.

  3. Jim & Annette Keaveny
    Cedar Park, TX

    We were honored to know Cliff during the time that our children grew up together at Grace Lutheran. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always.

  4. Ricky Williams
    Elgin, TX

    Prayers for your family and friends. Cliff was one of the best people I have worked with over the years. He will be missed by everyone knew him.

  5. Cheri Richardson
    Smithville, TX

    My condolences to the Burns family. I understand the pain of your loss and pray for Gods loving and comforting grace.

  6. Sharon Wenske
    Elgin, TX

    Marilyn, Wishing you and your family strength and peace through this sorrowful time. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

  7. Charles & Kathy Bunte
    Bastrop, TX

    Dear Marilyn & Family,
    Holding you in our thoughts and lifting up
    prayers for you since the loss of your dear husband, father, & Pawpaw. May our Lord hold you in his loving arms and give you Comfort and Peace in the days & months ahead.

  8. Stanley Gillum
    La Grange, TX

    So sorry for your loss. Cliff was a Fantastic person. He treated everyone with compassion and respect.

  9. Stanley Gillum
    La Grange, TX

    So sorry for your loss. Cliff was a Fantastic person. He treated everyone with compassion and respect.

  10. Sherri Sternadel
    Smithville, TX

    So sorry for your loss. Heaven gained a beautiful angel but he will sure be missed on earth! Praying for you and your family

  11. Jimmy & Karen Kinsey
    Marble Falls, TX

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family! He will be greatly missed. May God bless you all!

  12. Jimmy and Cherrie McRee
    Smithville, TX

    I'm so sorry for y'all's loss he was truly a great man.My the Lord be with you all in your time of need. Sending prayers for you all

  13. Rose Pietsch
    Smithville, TX

    Praying for God’s peace & understanding as you all mourn Cliff! He was an awesome man who was loved by so many! Rest In Peace, Cliff, until we meet again!

  14. Nellie Friedel
    Smithville, TX

    Marilyn, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Praying for strength to get through this difficult time. May God be with you and your family.

  15. David and Karen Love
    Lampasas, TX

    Our prayers go out to your family. What a blessing that he had his children and grandchildren close to enjoy. May your happy memories bring you comfort during this hard time. God bless and keep you

  16. David and Karen Love
    Lampasas, TX

    Our prayers go out to your family. What a blessing that he had his children and grandchildren close to enjoy. May your happy memories bring you comfort during this hard time. God bless and keep you

  17. Cynthia Dickson
    Bastrop, TX

    Praying for you, Marilyn and family. May the Lord put his loving and comforting arms around you at this difficult time.

  18. Debbie Perry
    Giddings, TX

    Words fail to express my sorrow for the loss of Cliff. My heart goes out to you and your family. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

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