Obituary of Randy Burns

Lawrence “Randy” Burns, Jr., 58, resident of Fort Scott, passed away Thursday afternoon, August 17, 2023. He was born September 26, 1964, in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of Lawrence Randall Burns, Sr. and Judith Ann (Norris) Burns.


Randy lived his life to the fullest. He loved going to concerts, fishing, and boating, He loved the Kansas City Chiefs, exploring new places, spending time with his family, and so much more. He was always so full of energy and life. He was a very strong and good-hearted man. Randy will be truly missed.


Randy is survived by his daughter, Brittany Burns; a sister, Becky Ryder, of Kansas City, Kansas; a brother, Danny Burns, of Olathe, Kansas; three grandchildren, Aleson Hill, Ajaxx Hill, Rilee Warner, and one more on the way, Gatlin Warner. He is also survived by four nephews, one niece, and three great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his life-partner, Carol “Tina” Burns.


Following cremation, the family will hold a Celebration of Life, for family and close friends at 12:00 noon at Gunn Park Friday, August 26, 2023.

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