Recitation of the Holy Rosary for Robert "Bob" C. Burns, 84, of Belton, will be held 6 PM Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home of Belton, 500 N. Main Street, with Deacon Armando Aguirre officiating. There will be a time of visitation and fellowship beginning at 5 PM.
Mr. Burns passed from this life on Saturday, December 8, 2018. He was born March 14, 1934 in Chicago, IL.
An orphan from birth, he left home at around 15 or 16 and hopped the rail road all across the country. For many years he traveled from coast to coast, finally making Texas his home by way of Washington, California and New Mexico. Bob settled in Dallas where he found a job as a lock smith. He found something he loved to do and was good at it. While living in Dallas he met his wife, Margaret McLendon. He always said it was love at first sight. Mr. Burns loved the ocean. He and Margaret took many trips to the coast, especially South Padre Island. Bob loved classical music. He was fluent in Latin from growing up as an altar boy and he even sang in the choir when he was younger. He attended Christ The King Catholic Church.
In the late seventies the Burns' moved to Belton and later opened their own lock smith company, Belton Lock Shop. They owned and operated the store until his retirement. Bob hired a young man by the name of Pete Trevino and they had a special bond that went further than the workplace. Bob became a part of the Trevino family and was fondly known as "Uncle Bob". To Pete he was more than a mentor he was more like a father in many ways. Later in life after the passing of his dear Margaret, he began living with the Trevino Family. Mr. Burns especially relished the time he spent with Mrs. Trevino, drinking coffee and walking in the early morning. The entire Trevino family truly felt blessed that God put Bob in their lives. Mr. Burns was a kind and loving man who was loved by so many. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret Burns; and his mother.
Those left to honor and cherish his memory are Pete and Martha Trevino of Belton; as well as many other close family members and friends.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Wellington Rehabilitation and Health Care in Temple for their kindness and care of Mr. Burns throughout the years.