Adam Burian

  • Born: October 20, 1975
  • Died: June 3, 2020
  • Location: Josephine, Texas

Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2343 Lake Rd.
Lavon, TX 75166

Tribute & Message From The Family

Adam Brian Burian was born on October 20, 1975 in West Allis, WI. He passed away unexpectedly on June 3, 2020. He lived with his wife, children, and grandchildren in Josephine, TX.

He was an auto mechanic by trade. Don't you dare say Auto Tech. Those were fighting words. He loved working on older things. His famous saying? "Nothing is built like it used to be." He approached every vehicle and repaired it as though his family would be riding in it.

He loved flea markets. A weekend drive consisted of how many we could find. Adam was always bringing home something he just had to have. He was a lover of history, World War II too. One would have thought he hit the jackpot when talked about his finds. He has acquired enough Milk Glass that could be shared with several.

Adam was loved by all. A little on the stubborn side, he would always say he is a work in progress. He loved coming home and getting to see his grand babies at the end of the day. No matter what kind of day, just seeing their little faces light up when he came thru the door, just made his day. He was so adored by his family. Who loved and held him so high he could have done or been anything.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife; Kelly Burian; children; Elizabeth Burian, Brian Burian and Samuel Burian; grandchildren; Jayden Jones, Dominic Ricks and Corey Ricks; father-in-law; Samuel Snead; brother; John Burian; in-laws, niece, nephews, and many extended family members.
He is preceded in death by his parents, mother-in-law, brother and nephew.

His legacy does not define his death. He will be deeply missed by his loving family, extended family and all who knew him.


Condolence & Memory Journal

When I was fifteen-years-old, my sister (Adams mother) paid me $1 a day to take Adam and his four siblings to the local recreation center every weekday morning all summer. Five kids all under the age of 10. These are some of my fondest memories. Our time here in this world is so short; family is everything.

Posted by Christopher Pfeifer - Milwaukee, WI - Family   June 12, 2020

My deepest condolences go to the Burian family for their loss.
Kelly is my co-worker and friend.
May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.

May God give you the peace that you seek.


Posted by Fred Felton - Addison, TX - Friend   June 12, 2020