Robert Edwin Burns Jr., age 60, passed away Monday, December 27, 2021. He was born May 15, 1961 in Tulia, TX to Robert Edwin Burns Sr and Lila Belle Warren Burns. He was a graduate of Southwestern Assembly of God University (B.S in Church Ministry), Lubbock Christian University (Master in Theology), Southwestern Assembly of God University (Master of Divinity), and was working on his Doctorate in Ministry from Global University. Robert considered himself a lifelong learner and student of the Word.
Robert received his Assembly of God credentials in 1980, and had been in full-time ministry for 41 years. During that time he served 8 churches in both North Texas and West Texas. His senior pastorates include: Assembly of God in Johnson City, TX, First Assembly of God in Slaton, TX, Assembly of God in Clarendon, TX, Maranatha Assembly of God in Andrews, TX, First Assembly of God, Levelland, TX, and was currently serving at Living Water Fellowship Assembly of God in Whiteface, TX. Additionally, Robert served as district presbyter in the South Plains section, West Texas district for numerous years. Robert considered these churches to be his greatest accomplishments.
He was preceded in death by his father Robert Edwin Burns Sr. and mother Lila Belle Warren Burns; as well as his numerous other beloved family members.
He is survived by his college sweetheart and the love of his life, Kaylene Fields Burns, his wife of 41 years. He is also survived by his children, whom he called his “treasures” Amanda and husband Aaron Manuel of Blanchard, OK, Karolyn and husband Justin Brown of Floydada, TX, Robert Andrew and wife Rachel Burns of Benton, AR, and honorary adopted children Cole and wife Katie Flikemma. Additionally, he is survived by grandchildren, Annalise and Adam Manuel, Sophia, Malcolm, and Simon Brown, Maggie, Robbie, and Eleanor Burns, and Warren Flikkema; as well as numerous other siblings, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 3, 2022 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Krestridge Funeral Home in Levelland, TX. There will also be a Celebration of Life service, officiated by Rev. Glenn Beaver, on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 10:30am, also at Krestridge Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family has expressed that donations be made to West Texas Assemblies of God World Missions ( https://wtaog.churchcenter.com/giving ).
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home. (806) 897-1111