David Cicero James Burney (Junior) went to rest in the arms of the Lord Jesus Christ early Tuesday morning, Februaiy 16, 2010. David C.J. Burney was born in Bay City, Michigan to David and Elinora Burney Sr. on November 10, 1931. David was united in holy matrimony to his loving wife of 47 years Khira Burney in LaRachelle, France on December 22, 1962. David confessed Christ at an early age. He was a lifetime member of the Historic Second Baptist Church, where he organized the Second Baptist Drill Team. At the age of seventeen, Junior enlisted in the United States Army where he spent the next twenty-five years serving his country from 1948-1974. During his army career he fought in the Korean War in addition to the Vietnam War Conflict. While in the service he attained the rank of Sgt. First Class E-7. He received Army commendation medals including the Bronze Star Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; four overseas bars, Vietnam Campaign Medal; Good Conduct Medal ( Award); Driver Badge and National Defense Service Medal w/1OLC. After retiring from the United State Army, Junior was employed by Burns International Security were he attained the position of Major David Burney. Prior to working for Burns International Security he held a position of Supervisors for a major Security company in San Jose California. Before working in San Jose, California he was a Purchasing Agent for Resistance Welder Corporation of Bay City, MI .Junior was affiliated with several civic organizations including the NAACP, and United Way Campaign of Bay City. He was also third degree mason. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He leaves to cherish his memory, Khira his wife. His daughter Sylvia E. Cole, of Bay City, MI and son David (Glenna) F. B. Burney III, of Edwardsville, IL. Six grandchildren, Bryant McCain II and Chondrea Cole of Bay City, MI, LaTeisha Burney of Beaufort South Carolina, David Bumey IV of Bay City, MI, Skylar Burney and Blake Burney of Edwardsville, IL. two great-grandchildren, Christian Bumey and Sholanda McCain. David also was survived by his sister Vita L. Burney of Greenville, IL and brother Freddie Burney of Bay City, MI and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many many friends. A very special friend whom he loved as a son Bryant McCain I. David was preceded in death by his parents, David and Ellnora Burney Sr.. David was also preceded in death by five siblings, Sylvester Burney, Almeada Bradley, Winifred Jackson, William Burney, and Nathaniel Burney. Arrangements by Hyatt-Ewald Funeral Home, Bay City, To sign online guest book and leave words of sympathy go to www.hyattewald.com.