A memorial service to honor the life of William Baker Burns, 87, of Camden, SC will be held at
11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 17, 2014 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden. Rev. John Hallman will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM, Friday, January 16, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Burns’ memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078 or Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders Association-Mid State-SC, 140 Stoneridge Drive, Ste. 210, Columbia, SC 29210.
William Baker Burns, affectionately known as Bebe, died Thursday, January 15, 2015, after a brief illness. He was born June 12, 1927 in Delco, NC, the son of the late Robert Greene Burns and Lenora Bordeaux Burns. Bebe graduated from NC State with a degree in engineering and had a lifelong career with the DuPont Company. After retiring, he volunteered his services as a construction consultant with the Kershaw County School Board, the Kershaw County and Lee County Regional Water Authority, the Fine Arts Center and Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Bebe often said he wanted to give back to the community that had given him so much. He enjoyed days spent at Lake Wateree, golfing with friends and playing poker with "the poker club". Most importantly, he enjoyed time spent with family, grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren
Bebe was predeceased by his first wife, Rosalyn B. English Burns. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sarah (Jackie) Roberts Higgins Burns; sons, William Edward Burns of Lugoff, SC, Robert Baker Burns of Lugoff, SC and Brian Greene Burns (Frances) of Columbia, SC; step-daughters, Rosalyn Knapt (Larry) of Murrells Inlet, SC and Pamela Corbett (William) of Liberty Hill, SC; grandchildren, Matthew English Burns, Leland Baker Burns (Alyssa), Caroline Kinloch Burns and Elizabeth Pinckney Burns; step grandchildren, Seth Funderburk (Dana Smith) and Rhett Funderburk (Elisabeth); step-great-grandchildren, Cecelia, Sophia and Olivia Funderburk; and his sister, Geraldine Becker of Whiteville, NC
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the staff of Morningside of Camden and RetireEASE for their support and loving care.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Burns family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.