Burtis Ray “Mutt” Harlan, Sr. – Obituary

By  | June 19, 2013 | Filed under: Neal Funeral Home, Obituaries

Burtis Ray “Mutt” Harlan, Sr., age 83, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Portsmouth, OH, lived in Chicago, IL where he worked for Stowell & Co. and retired as a carpenter in 1992, he and his wife then relocated that same year to Lawrenceburg, TN. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 1618 where he served two terms as Commander and two terms as Quarter Master. He was also a member of Chicago Local #13 Carpenter’s Union, American Legion Post 146, and Pup Tent #2 Cooties of Post 1618. Mr. Harlan served his country honorably in the U.S. Army with the 11th Airborne during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard C. and Gladys Nelson Harlan; one son Jeffrey R. Harlan; and three brothers, Howard and Jeffrey Harlan and Donald “Blackie” Austin.

He is survived by

Wife –
Sybil Jane Harlan, Lawrenceburg, TN

One Son –
Burtis Ray Harlan, Jr. (Martha), McHenry, IL

Three Daughters –
Candice Wheeler (Bill), Vernon Hills, IL
Debbie Simon, McHenry, IL
Donna Feld, Vernon Hills, IL

Seven Grandchildren –
Tim Wheeler
Kurt Wheeler (Megan)
Stephanie Drakeley (Chris)
Keith Harlan (Shannon)
Adam Machnik
Cole Machnik
Rebecca Feld
Bill Feld

Six Great Grandchildren –
Lyric, Shia, and Xavier Duos Harlan
Matthew and Connor Drakeley
Hannah Wheeler

One Sister –
Ruth Ann Markle, Lawrenceburg, TN

Mother-in-law –
Georgia Perry, Lawrenceburg, TN

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, June 21, 2013 at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, June 22, 2013. Interment will follow at Houser Cemetery in Lawrence County, TN with full Military Honors.

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