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“I worked with Dana at central telephone company for about a year and a half and we became real good friends. I send my condolences to his wife and...Read More »
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“Dana was one of a kind. He never met a strangerand Always smiling. Prayers for the family in days to come. ”
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“Prayer for the family ”
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“I grew up around Icard and My Dad knew Dana's Dad, and I knew Dana and went to Hildebran High School with him. He was always friendly and kind. ...Read More »
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Dana Rondal Burns, Sr., 67, of Hickory, passed away Thursday October 10, 2019, at his home following a period of declining health.
Dana was born in Burke County, NC, to the late Homer Roosevelt Burns and Christeen Rogers Burns. He was a very generous man, often giving groceries to families in need, from his store. He loved the Lord, and was thankful for the many blessings he received. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father of four, and a friend to all.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Lanny Burns and sister-in-law, ReVonda Spencer Burns.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Upchurch Burns of the home; children, Dana Burns, Jr. and wife Katie of Icard, Jason D. Burns of Hildebran, Haley Burns Hare and husband Trinity of Hildebran, and Cathy Icard of Icard; niece Lana Burns and husband Michael Lind of Las Vegas, NV; numerous grandchildren, and two great nieces.
A funeral service will be held 3:00PM Sunday, October 13, 2019, at Crosslink Church with the Rev. Tim Dockery, Rev. David Payne, and Rev. Mark Smith officiating.
Interment will follow at Burke Chapel United Methodist Church.
The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 2:00PM to 3:00PM, on Sunday, at Crosslink Church.

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