Phillip T. Burns, II

  • 1.  Phillip T. Burns, II

    Posted 04-22-2020 15:50
    Edited by AAPL 04-22-2020 15:49
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    Obituary for P. T. Burns, II

    Phillip T. Burns II was called by our heavenly father on April 13, 2020. He was born August 11, 1938 in the Pine Springs Community of Tyler to Phillip Tullie Burns, Senior and Nellie Wood Burns.

    P. T. was a member of Pine Springs Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Tyler Junior College. He was a Professional Landman and was a life member of the AAPL. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved cattle ranching and training bird dogs. He was a unique personality and found quite charming by all his many friends and family.

    P. T. is survived by his wife, Diana Burns and son, Casey Wood of Tyler, daughter, Kim Burns Glaspie of Frankston, Texas and son, Chris Burns of New Braunfels, Texas.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to William Marsh Bell Masonic Lodge 1371, Whitehouse, Texas or Nicky Wheeler Memorial Bullriding Scholarship Fund, Tyler, Texas.

    Chris Burns 
    Burns Land Services, Inc
    125 Brookhollow 
    New Braunfels, Texas 78132
    Cell: 830.660.2666 


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  • 2.  RE: Phillip T. Burns, II

    Posted 04-23-2020 13:05

    May God give you the peace you need at this time. My condolences to you and the family.


    Tucker L. Blackwell
    BlackWell Land & Title, LLC
    P.O. Box 379
    Wimberley, TX 78676

  • 3.  RE: Phillip T. Burns, II

    Posted 04-23-2020 13:05

    It is with great sorry that I heard the news of PT's passing.  I worked a project with PT in Athens back in 1996 and kept in touch over the years.

    He indeed had a unique personality, I can honestly say I never met another man quite like him before or after. He was a delight to be around and had a saying for everything and an anecdote and a story for every situation.

    I am sorry for your lost and may he rest in peace.

    Bill LaRue
    Vancleave, Mississippi

    William LaRue CPL
    Landman/Managing Partner
    LaRue and Associates
    Vancleave MS
    (228) 324-1996

  • 4.  RE: Phillip T. Burns, II

    Posted 04-23-2020 16:18
    I think it is safe to say that P.T. Burns will be missed. He was of that old style land man that could stay in the Court House pulling books until he got it done. And then when the day was made, he was the kind of guy that made it a little more enjoyable being away from home as he held court at the various lodging houses and taverns around the oil and gas patch telling endless stories about his life and times. He grew up in a family of agriculturalists and entrepreneurs. His folks operated the Burns Natatorium swimming and recreation area north of Tyler at the location of old Camp Ford. It was a damned up spring enjoyed as a great place of recreation and relaxation during the days of the great depression. The post war polio scare put it out business, but the Burns also owned and operated a skating rink across the road. As Chris said in his obit, his Dad loved raising cattle and fishing. He often joined friends at a fishing camp on the Trinity River.
    To the family, I just want you to know, that I count myself fortunate to have had the opportunity to have both observed your Dad and his work habits and then to have later worked directly with him. He made an impression in his stetson hat, he was always contentious in his demeanor and his wit was quick as they come.
    Rest in peace, dear colleague.

    Kevin McCall
    Bullard TX
    (903) 372-6013

  • 5.  RE: Phillip T. Burns, II

    Posted 04-27-2020 17:18
    I'm sorry to hear this.  I worked with Phillips Burns many years ago working for Jeff Massey and Associates.  Good landman and nice man.   Enjoyed working with him and learning from him.  I think I came across you, Chris, and your dad together running a crew about 10 or 12 years ago working in Atascosa County sharing an office with the crew I was on.
    I know how it is to lose a parent.  But, as you know, we are only missing them for a short time and will be reunited in God's good time.

    Doug Yarbrough

    Douglas Yarbrough
    Bastrop LA
    (318) 281-5536