George McClelland “C.B.” Burns, 92, of Belleville and formerly of Clearfield, died Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Valley View Haven in Belleville.
He was born Dec. 17, 1922 in McKees Rocks and the son of Paul Mc. And Hannah (Smiley) Burns.
Mr. Burns was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He served in England at the 188th General Hospital during World War II.
He was a member of the West Side United Methodist Church of Clearfield. He served as a lay leader for four years and as a Sunday school teacher for many years. He belonged to the United Methodist Men and also served on the Administrative Board.
He retired from R.K.B. Distributers as a salesman after six years. He also was employed by Stull Company, P.M. Burns Farm and Supply and then at Jeff Carns Equipment as a salesman until 2002.
Mr. Burns was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 314, the Consistory of Altoona, Jaffa Shrine and Jaffa Shrine Oriental Band for several years, the Clearfield Band for 54 years and the Grampian Band for 30 years where he played the clarinet.
He belonged to the American Legion and Hobby Garden Club. He was a former member of the Clearfield Elks Club.
He is survived by two daughters, Barbara G. Hollback and her husband, Arden of Homeworth, Ohio and Kathy G. Stump and her husband, the Rev. Charles Stump of Belleville; seven grandchildren, Jerry Hollback, Linda R. McMaster, Debi A. Slutz, Robin S. Schleich, Sara M. Wilson, Nathanael Stump and Thaddeus Stump; 20 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Paul M. Burns of Chambersburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Vera (Wordley) Burns, to whom he was married Nov. 21, 1942 and whom died March 5, 2008; his sisters, Maude Burns and Laura Margaret Burns; an infant brother, Jack Burns; brothers, Thomas and Robert Burns; and a sister-in-law, Gloria Burns.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Bennett & Houser Funeral Home Inc., Clearfield, with the Rev. Dr. Joleen A. Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Bradford Cemetery, Woodland.
Military honors will be accorded by the Clearfield American Legion Post No. 6 and the VFW Post No. 1785 Honor Guard.
Friends will be received from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
The Masonic Lodge No. 314 will conduct its memorial service at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the West Side United Methodist Church, Memorial Fund, 317 Nichols St., Clearfield, PA 16830.
Bennett & Houser Funeral Home Inc., Clearfield, is in charge of the arrangements.