Louis Edward Burleson

Published 4:44 pm Monday, September 4, 2017

Louis Edward Burleson, 96, of Piney Flats, Tenn., passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Johnson City Medical Center.
He was born July 27, 1921 in Yukon, W.Va., and was a son of the late Millard and Alma Smith Burleson.
Mr. Burleson was a member of Euclid Avenue Baptist Church. He was a U.S. World War II Army Veteran and loved his country and was proud of serving in combat in Europe. He received 3 Battle Stars, fought during the Battle of the Bulge, and taking of Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen, Germany. His Platoon received commendation from General Van Fleet and also received a special thank you from the French Government for freeing France. He was a life member of the V.F.W. and of the American Legion. Louis served as a President for the Lions Club, and was on the planning commission for Carter County and Elizabethton. He was active with Governmental Affairs, and served on the Governor’s Advisory Committee.
Mr. Burleson loved working in his yard and loved sports, especially the Tennessee Volunteers Football.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Harry Burleson, Harold Burleson, and sister, Pauline Chattaway.
His survivors include nieces, Bonnie Propes and husband Bob, and Laura Lin Phan and husband Duc, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service for Mr. Burleson will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, in the Glenwood Cemetery. Military Honors will be conducted by the Bristol V.F.W. Honor Guard. Online condolences may be registered by visiting www.weaverfuneralhome.net.
Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox