Sidney D. “Sid” Burns, Jr., 69

Published 1:54 pm Thursday, December 28, 2023

Sidney D. “Sid” Burns, Jr.,  69, passed away Tuesday evening, Dec. 26, 2023, at Baptist Memorial Hospital of North MS in Oxford.

Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Sunday evening, Dec. 31, in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the family receiving friends prior to the service beginning at 5 p.m.

Sid was born Oct. 3, 1954, in Memphis, to the late Sidney Denson Burns, Sr and Mary Elizabeth Morrow Burns. He was the retired former owner of Burns Bar-B-Que. During Sid’s years of being in business, he always enjoyed serving others and spending time with all those who frequented his place of business.  He took great pride in cooking and eating bar-b-que.

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Sid cherished his early morning coffee conversations he had with his friends. When not working, Sid enjoyed being out in the woods deer hunting or playing solitaire on his computer. Most importantly, Sid loved his family, and his grandchildren were the “apple of his eye”.

Sid’s loving memory will be cherished most by his wife of nearly fifty years, Sherry Bryant Burns of Batesville; son, Brandon Burns (April) of Batesville; sister, Ann Rikard of Oxford; two grandchildren, Levi Burns (Whitney Bright), Lillie Burns and one niece, Kristy Burns “the daughter he never had” of Cleveland, and numerous other nieces and nephews, Angelina, Jennifer, David, Chadd, Collins and Dalton.

Along with his parents, Sid was preceded in death by his brother, Travis Wade Burns.