William B. Burns, 78, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, formerly of Grantsville, died Wednesday, April 11. He was born in Grantsville, son of the late A. G. and Nora Bower Burns. He attended Ohio University and served in the U. S. Navy during WW II as a pilot.

Surviving, wife, Joan Burns; daughters, Penny Norris of Alabama; Tracey Beirise of North Carolina and Ginger Burns of Florida. Stepsons, Todd, Mark, Michael, Joe and Patrick Gabriel; sister, Mary Lee Elliott of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; six grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors at the Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery at a later date.