Michael “Mickey” Wayne Burns, Sr, age 70 of Maryville, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at the family home. Michael was a Vietnam Veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He worked for Vulcan Materials for 37 years and after retirement, he started Chilhowee Sportsman’s Club and shot competitively with sporting clays. He loved his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Georgia Burns; brothers, Bobby and Don Burns; infant brother, Phillip Burns; sister, Joyce McMillian. Survived by wife, Kay Burns; son and daughter-in-law, Mickey Jr. and Elysha Burns; daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Todd White; grandchildren, Riley Burns, Hunter Burns, Savannah Keith; siblings, Peggy Hooper of McEwen, TN, Carolyn Johnson of McEwen, TN, Judy and Jerry Smith of McEwen, TN, Jimmy and Sharon Burns of McEwen, TN, Nancy Daniel of Waverly, TN; many nieces and nephews and other family also survive. Memorial donations may be made to Cure Finders at www.curefinders.org. Family and friends will assemble at 1:00 PM for Graveside Service and Entombment on Friday, August 27, 2021, at Grandview Pavilion. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
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