James L. “Buddy” Burleson – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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James L. “Buddy” Burleson, age 88, of Summertown, TN passed away Friday, October 12, 2012 at NHC Healthcare of Lawrenceburg in Lawrenceburg, TN. He was a native of the Barnesville Community, retired from Oxidental Chemical, and a member of Summertown Baptist Church. Mr. Burleson served his country honorably in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Lillie Hicks Burleson; his wife, Billie Lee Collins Burleson; four brothers, John Burleson, Howard Burleson, Andrew Burleson, and Jerry Ratliff; one sister, Margaret Rawdon; one son, Donnie Burleson; and one great-grandson, Landon Fleeman.

He is survived by

Two Daughters –
Lisa Meigs, Summertown, TN
Sandra Hopper, Horton, AL

Three Sons –
James Burleson, Summertown, TN
Robert Burleson, Summertown, TN
Tracy Burleson, Center Community

One Half-Brother –
Donald Ratliff, Summertown, TN

17 Grandchildren
39 Great-Grandchildren

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