William Aaron Burleson, age 48, of Roan Mountain passed away Friday, May 17, 2013 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center Hospital. A native of Johnson City, he is the son of Jim Burleson, Roan Mountain and Ellen (Heaton) Burleson, Johnson City. Mr. Burleson was a truck driver and a member of Roan Mountain United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Melburn and Reba Heaton and Aaron and Virginia Burleson and an uncle, Eddie Burleson.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his step-mother, Ann Burleson, Roan Mountain, sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Matt McKinney, Roan Mountain, two nieces, Shellie McKinney and Mattison McKinney, both of Roan Mountain, two uncles and their spouses, Bob and Gail Burleson, Roan Mountain, Tom and Peggy Burleson, North Carolina, one uncle and his spouse, Charlie and Marie Hartman, Johnson City, aunt, Gail Boone, Elizabethton, uncle, Carroll Bud Boone, Johnson City, aunt, Virginia Burleson, Sanford, FL. Several cousins also survive.
The family will hold a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in the Big Oak Tree Cemetery, Roan Mountain, with Dr. Thomas Brent Burleson, officiating. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are ask to meet at 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday. The cemetery is located across from McGill Presbyterian Church in Roan Mountain and you may use the church parking lot if necessary. Friends who wish to visit with the family may do so at the residence of his mother, Ellen Burleson at 807 Jared Dr., Casa View Condos #7, Johnson City or at the residence of his sister, Diane at 8159 Hwy 19E, Roan Mountain, anytime. Those who prefer memorials, donations may be made in memory of William to Big Oak Tree Cemetery Fund, in care of Bob Burleson, 117 Ann Lee Dr., Roan Mountain, TN 37687. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guestbook or by fax 423-542-9499. Tetrick Funeral Home is serving the Burleson family. Office: 423-542-2232, Obit Line 423-543-4917