Obituary of Bobby Lee Burleson, Sr. ~ 2008
Transcribed by Joseph Cook
Mr. Bobby Lee Burleson, Sr., age 70 of Marion passed away on Friday August 15, 2008 at the John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville. A native of Mitchell County, Bobby was born on May 31, 1938 to the late Chester H. Burleson and Pansy Riddle Burleson. He was a member of Fairview Freewill Baptist Church. He retired from Broyhill Furniture Company following over 20 years of service and was previously employed at Old Fort Finishing for many years. An avid gardener, he enjoyed ball games, racing and playing with his grandchildren. His family will remember him as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army.
Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Glenda Farr Burleson; three children, Bobby Burleson,Jr. and his wife Kara of Charlotte, Dana Burleson and her fiancé Mark Strickland of Marion and Jennifer Hall and her husband Derrick of Marion; two sisters, Joyce Davis and her husband John Ray of Marion and Martha Long and her husband Richard of Spruce Pine; his twin brother Billy Burleson of Marion; and three grandchildren, Chelsea, Jacob and Megan.
A funeral service was held on Monday August 18, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Fairview Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Terry McDaniel and Wayne Miller officiating. The family received friends on Sunday August 17, 2008 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Westmoreland Funeral Home where the body remained until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial was in the church cemetery. Those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider Care Partners Hospice/Solace at PO Box 25338 Asheville, NC 28813 or Fairview Freewill Baptist Church at 1708 Stacy Hill Road, Marion, NC 28752.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday August 20, 2008 Volume 14 #33
Associated names: Burleson, Riddle, Farr, Strickland, Hall, Davis, Long