MARSHALL, Ill. — Brooks A. Burns, 39, of Marshall, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at his home.
He was a farmer and a physical therapist at Terre Haute Physical Therapy.
He was born June 30, 1974 in Terre Haute, Ind., the son of Harold Eugene and Creta Morgan Burns. He married Jennifer Hyer on Oct. 14, 2012, in Terre Haute, Ind.
Surviving are his wife, Jennifer; two sons, Ethan Burns and Adam Burns; a stepdaughter, Emma Barrows; a sister, Lori Burns and her fiancé Steve Herrington of Paris, Ill.; two brothers, Brian Burns and Brad (Ann) Burns, both of Marshall, Ill.; his mother, Creta Burns of Marshall; his grandmother, Alpha Morgan of Casey, Ill.; and two nieces, Morgan (Andy) Roberts and Nicole Willoughby. He was preceded in death by his father; maternal grandfather, Glenn Jr. Morgan; and paternal grandparents, Palmer and Reba Burns.
He was a member of the Clark County Farm Bureau; a graduate of Marshall High School and Lakeland College; and, even though he was a licensed physical therapist, his true love was the farm.
Services in honor of his life will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall, with the Rev. David Deal officiating. Burial will be in the Clarksville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall Chapter of the Future Farmers of America. Online condolences are being accepted at: