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Carlton “Edwin” Burns

The morning of Saturday February 12, 2022, Carlton “Edvin” Burns, 89, died at WVU Camden Clark Medical Center after a long illness.

Ed, Carlton’s eldest son “To move” Burns and Blondena Goff Burns were born June 24, 1932 in Burnt House, WV.

He graduated from Harrisville High School and attended Mountain State Business College. Ed enlisted in the US Airforce and served in the Korean War conflict. After his discharge from the army, Ed married Regina Ball in 1955. They would have been married for 67 years on October 1.

Ed has been employed and enjoyed working in the automotive industry for over 5 decades, after retiring from the Wharton Automotive Group. He was very active in civic organizations early in his life and was one of the first volunteer paramedics for the Ritchie County Emergency Squad. Ed and his wife loved their trips to Amish country and often attended Southern Gospel concerts.

In addition to being predeceased by his parents, Ed was predeceased by his sister-in-law, Sylvia (Gene) Burns and his sister-in-law, Brenda (Bill) Talbott.

Family members left to cherish his memory include his daughters, Kimberly (Larry) Matthews, of Myrtle Beach, SC, Kathy (Danny) Carroll, of Harrisville, WV., son Kevin (Donna) Burns of Harrisville, WV. , his brother L. Gene Burns, of Vienna, WV. and her sister Carla (Steve) Worden, of Cornwallis, WV.

Ed’s eight grandsons include; Shawn (Nanette) Blevins, Chris (Sara) Blevins, Ryan (Kaylyn) Blevins, Justin (Brittany) Blevins, Brandon (Charlotte) Burns, Jared Burns, Hunter Burns and Nathan (Ashley) Carroll. Edwin is survived by ten great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He will be missed by his furbabies, Blackie and Buffy.

Due to Covid restrictions, a private family service will be held at the convenience of the family. Raiguel Funeral Home in Harrisville, WV is helping the family with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ed’s honor to the Ritchie County Humane Society: 2220 Pullman Rd., Harrisville, WV 26362, or to the Humane Society of Parkersburg, WV: 530 29th St., Parkersburg, WV 26101.

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