Mr. Gene Burleson, 71, of Brown Summit, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at the VA Hospital in Salisbury.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, at Lambeth-Troxler Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Jerry Strader officiating. Entombment followed in Lakeview Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family received friends from 1 to 2 pm Saturday, prior to the service.
Mr. Burleson was born Jan. 3, 1941, in Newland, to Grover and Sylvia Phillips Burleson. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from Burlington Industries.
Mr. Burleson is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sylvia J. Burleson; children, Daniel Burleson and Rhonda Hollifield, both of Newland; step-children, Jimmy Gray (Kristi), of Franklin, Annette Gray, of Greensboro, and Ronnie Gray (Donna), of Monroe; sister, Leana Sue Anders, of Newland; brothers, Dale Burleson of Newland, and Danny Burleson, of Morganton; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Indiana State University Foundation, Huntington Disease Research, 30 North Fifth Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809.
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