James Harry Burns, Indianapolis, died on Monday, November 1, 2021. He was born June 9, 1940 to James and Phena (Jackson) Burns of Borden, Indiana.
He was Salutatorian of Borden High School’s 1958 graduating class. In addition to receiving the Stalker Award for academic excellence multiple times, he also received an Honorable Mention Award from the American Legion Post in Jeffersonville. He attended Indiana University.
He was a member of the Borden Church of Christ.
He worked in the printing industry, starting as a Linotype operator. As technology advanced, he, too, advanced, becoming a computer operator. He was a member of the International Typographical Union (ITU), now Communications Workers of America (CWA). In addition to serving on the negotiating committee of ITU Local No. 1 (Indianapolis), he was an alternate delegate to the ITU convention.
His parents and five uncles preceded him in death. Many generations of cousins survive.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the “James H. Burns Memorial Scholarship Fund” through Borden High School or the Borden Church of Christ.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Borden Church of Christ with Bro. Nick Marsh officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Burial to follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery.
Hughes-Taylor Funeral Home was entrusted with funeral care.