Ken Burns loved the Asbury community, especially the school and the Asbury Volunteer Fire Department.
A long-time firefighter with the AFVD, he took his final ride on December 29th as his fellow firefighters transported his casket on one of their engines all the way from Albertville Memorial Chapel to the cemetery at New Canaan Baptist Church in Crossville.
The silver casket boasted the firefighter’s crest on the inside lid, and tucked inside was Burns’ ever-present black baseball cap with ‘Asbury Volunteer Fire’ emblazoned on the front. He was also dressed in his trademark beige jumpsuit.
Following visitation at Albertville Memorial Chapel, his casket was loaded on top of one of the Asbury Fire trucks, adorned with black bunting, and driven to the cemetery. Several other trucks and apparatus from Asbury Fire followed in the procession.