~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. Robert Michael Burns
January 11, 1941 - February 7, 2020
Friends have notified us with this news of the passing of retired Delta pilot Captain Robert Michael Burns, age 79. Captain Burns joined Delta Air Lines 04-01-1963. He is survived by his wife Kelley, also his son and grandchildren.
Friend and colleague Capt. Harry Ballance writes: “He was recovering from a back operation in a convalescent center. Apparently it was cardiac arrest. Mom sue for Delta for a number of years, starting, I believe in 1963. He retired with the group known as The Fabulous Five Hundred in the late 1990s, as a 1011 line Check Airman. He flew for the next 10 or so years in the private sector as a Captain in several Part 135 and 91 operations. Bob was based in Atlanta, New Orleans, Miami, and Cincinnati. I had the pleasure of flying with him for many of those 10 years in the corporate world after we both retired from Delta. He was a true professional, and a good traveling companion.”
The funeral home website offers a brief obituary online at
A full obituary is forthcoming and Kelley will keep us posted as to a celebration of life event.
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as
137 Grey Eagle Dr # 3037 , Waleska GA 30183.
~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary…… Robert Michael Burns, age 79 of Waleska, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Redmond Regional Hospital in Rome. Services will be held at a later date. He is survived by:
Wife - Kelley Burns of Waleska
Son - Robert (Laura) Craig of Lexington, SC.
Grandchildren - Scott, Samantha, and Robyn Craig
The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home is honored to serve the Burns family.