Rex William Burns, 71, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on November 19, 2020.
Services will be at 1:00 P.M., Monday, November 23, 2020, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd., with Donald Hill officiating. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.
Rex was born on December 7, 1948, in Amarillo, Texas. He grew up in Amarillo, Texas, and graduated from Amarillo High School.
Rex met the love of his life, Sherrel Francies, while in the 7th grade at River Road School. They were married on June 20, 1968, in Amarillo, Texas.
Rex was a loving father and very proud of his two sons and their families. He loved Jesus and never missed an opportunity to share his faith. He fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith.
In 1995, he and Sherrel formed Deep Water Ministries and dedicated their lives to telling others about Jesus. They traveled and ministered in many foreign countries including Russia, Africa, Australia, and Mexico, as well as in the United States. He had a special heart for their Mexican ministry. They also had an active prison ministry in several Texas prisons. He taught Sunday School for many years at Pleasant Valley Methodist Church. He was also very involved in the Golden Spread Emmaus community. He was a member of Trinity Fellowship Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sherrel Burns.
Survivors include his two sons, William ”Billy” Burns and wife Heather of Goodnight, Texas, and Ryan Burns and wife Shea of Canadian, Texas; one sister, Helen Griffith of Walkertown, North Carolina; a brother in Christ, Frank Alvarez of Amarillo, Texas; two grandchildren, Meagan Burns of Canadian, Texas, and Hayden Hill and wife Kelsie of Hereford, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Ryleigh Givens of Canadian, Texas; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be to:
Frank Alvarez Ministries
The River Ministries, Canadian, Texas
10690 Osage Street
Amarillo, Texas 79118