Maurice “Bryan” Burns, 74, of Saint Matthews, SC, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. He was the husband of Patsy Reeves Burns.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Dukes-Harley Funeral Home, with Deacon Gary Janelle officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Bryan was born in New Jersey, son of the late Maurice Burton Burns and Gloria Gonzales Burns. He grew up in Beaufort, SC and was a graduate of Beaufort High School and The Citadel Class of 1971, where he played baseball. Coach Burns was a teacher and coach for over 40 years at various schools in SC and Arkansas. He also coached American Legion baseball for a number of years in South Carolina. Bryan was a long-time member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Orangeburg, SC.
In addition to his wife, Bryan is survived by his daughters, Rachelle Hagwood of Orangeburg, Robin Blackwood (Weston) of Greenville, and Rebecca Hogan (Michael) of Lexington; step-son, Brandon Reeves of Goose Creek; grandchildren, Hollacyn Burns, Hayden Hagwood (Connie), Jacob Hagwood, Brooks Hogan, Sam Blackwood; great-grandchildren, Joy, Ascher, and Harrison; his siblings, Gloria Sasse of California, Julie Henderson (Eddie) of California, Kathleen Burns of Cayce, and David Burns of Bluffton; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be sent to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Outreach Program, 2202 Riverbank Drive, Orangeburg, SC 29118.