March 24, 1961 ~ November 25, 2019

Born in: Greenfield, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Timothy “Tim” Eugene Burns
March 24, 1961 -November 25, 2019

Known to family as Pappy, Coach, Daddy Tim and Beaver while on the field he was known as Coach Burns; he played a great game. There were many wins, a few losses but all worth it in the game of life by the lives he touched on and off the field. His team was vast. His passion was strong. But at the core he was a Motown music loving, dancing machine, teddy bear. He is watching from above over his loving wife Maureen Burns, his daughters Melissa Burns, Tiffany Agee (Josh and Layla Agee) and Kayla Hagerty (Trent and Tucker Hagerty), his son John Burns, his sisters, Pam Burns and Carol Gast, and his mother Clyda Burns while spending quality time watching ESPN with his dad Eugene in heaven.

His 44 years of coaching began at age 14 alongside his dad by spreading philosophies of tough love, hard work, having fun and having a team first focus. His coaching career included the Mini Bears youth football team (7 state championships), Warren Central Youth Football League, Lawrence North High School, Guerin Catholic High School, and Hamilton Southeastern High School. For Tim it wasn’t just about winning or losing but being a support system and mentor. Off the field he supported students with special needs. As a 1:1 Special Education Assistant in Lawrence Township, he found a new passion in life. His greatest joy was working with his students including teaching them his favorite “wave”. Outside of football and working with students, his downtime included spending time on the beach with the love of his life, rooting on the Hoosiers and St. Louis Cardinals, watching his son play or coach, sneaking M&Ms to his granddaughter Layla and much more.

We love you incredibly and will miss you greatly!

In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting a scholarship being created in Tim’s name. More information on how to contribute
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Celebration of Life: November 29, 2019 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Legacy - Lawrence
5215 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46226

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  1. Tim was a great man!! He also joked with me about IU & Purdue.
    He will be missed and we will support Maureen with love, laughing, and crying!

    All my prayers for the Burns family.

  2. Maureen and JT,
    Sorry to hear about the loss of your husband and father. Tim was always and forever a coach, but always a guys who would laugh and enjoy life. It was our pleasure to have all of you in our life while living in Indy and playing baseball at Oaklandon. We send our deepest sympathies and prayers to all of the Burns gang.
    Rob and Jill Brun

  3. Mrs Maureen, I am so sad about Tim’s passing. I have thought of you and Tim so many times since I’ve left Autumn Woods. I want you to know I will be praying for your peace as well as the family. I just loved you and Tim so much. God shall keep you and your family. He will be your healer, lean upon him in all you do. Your friend, Aleta

  4. I’m sure there are basketball ball and football teams in Heaven. All cares, concerns, and worries are no more. You will be missed.

  5. Our deepest thoughts and prayers for you, Burns Family…from the Quinn Family (Owen Quinn LNHS Baseball 2022 and a player for Coach JT Burns).

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