Argyll was born in Clay County May 19, 1935, the son of Clifford and Florence (Liechty) Burns.
Argyll was a 1953 graduate of Staunton High School.
He married Roberta Ellen Hatfield May 5, 1956. They resided the first nine years of their married life west of Bridgeton before moving to Clay County.
He farmed for many years and retired from United Parcel Service (UPS) in 1998 after 31 years of service.
Argyll was an active and devoted member of Berea Christian Church. He enjoyed working outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Argyll is survived by his wife Roberta, daughter Cheryl Williams and husband Dave, sons Randy Burns and wife Debbie, and Steve Burns and wife Pam, all of Brazil, grandchildren Dr. Austin Burns and wife Brianna, Chandra Thatcher and husband Garrett, Amber Williams and fiance Seth Passfield, Matt Williams, Tyler Burns, and Chloe Burns, great-granddaughter Ashlyn Burns, sister Alberta Anderson and husband Terry, Indianapolis, and brother Robert Burns and wife Sandi, Tucson, Ariz., as well as many extended family members.
Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Tom Hess officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday, from 5-9 p.m., and again Thursday from noon until time of services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Berea Christian Church.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.