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Robert R. Burns died Thursday April 13, 2017 in his home he was 79. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Charlotte Burns, his mother Agnes Moore, grandmother Dollie Burns and his brothers Floyd and Douglas Burns. Bob, as he was known by friends and family, grew up in Chattanooga in Avondale and attended Chattanooga High School class of 1956. He served 2 years in the United States Navy and soon after starting his first sales career with Moore Hanley. Bob started his medical sales career with Allied Health out of St. Louis where he became a regional sales manager. In the 1980's he started with Ambu Inc. a global medical device company where he was a regional manager and traveled the United Sates and the world, winning Regional Manager of the year several times over. He is survived in death by his son Jeffrey Burns, daughter Pamela Abernathy, grandson John Ross Burns, sister Melvia Edens, sister Cindy Elam, brother Ed Moore, son in law William Abernathy, sister in law Pam Wofford, nephew Edward Wofford and his wife Dyan Wofford and their daughter Willow Wofford; niece, Brenda Wofford. Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Saturday, April 22, 2017 in the funeral home chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, East Chapel with Pastor Mike Steele officiating. Interment will follow the service at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 4:00 until 8:00 pm Friday at the funeral home. Please share your memories of Robert with the family at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com. Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, East Chapel: 404 S. Moore Rd., East Ridge, TN. 37412.