Russell E. Burns Jr.


Russell E. Burns Jr. was born on Aug. 2, 1952. Rusty passed away peacefully in his home Friday, Aug. 23, on Swan’s Island.

He leaves behind his son Jarred Burns and girlfriend of Ellsworth, stepchildren Robert Cook and wife of Dover-Foxcroft, Shelly Cook and boyfriend of Swan’s Island, Roman Cook of Swan’s Island, six grandchildren, special friends Kenny Ranquist, Sonny Stanley, Gary Tapley, Normie Burns, Butch Taylor and many more. Rusty also leaves behind two great companions and company for him, his girls Big and Brandy.

Rusty’s passions in life were cars and family. He was a lifelong fisherman, but also worked as a mechanic and carpenter. Rusty will be greatly missed, but always remembered by all who knew him.

Per Rusty’s request, there will be no service. His last words were, “No tears, just remember me.”

Know when to pay your respects.