Michael is one of three funeral directors in his family. His father started his career with Bird S. Owen, founder of The Owen Funeral Home, and worked there for 42 years until his death.
Michael started working for The Owen Funeral Home doing odd jobs, mowing grass, etc. He served an apprenticeship in the early 1970s, but decided he wanted to try another business opportunity. He returned to Owen Funeral Home in 1988.
Mike lost his wife Lisa in July, 2008 following a brave fight with colon cancer leaving him with their two beautiful children, a daughter, Madison "Maddie" McKenzie Burns and son, Mason Michael Burns.
Michael has always had a desire to help families in their time of need. If he can ease their pain and grief by helping them personalize the funeral ceremony and in preparation of their loved one, then he knows he has done his job.