Sidney Olin Burleson

November 5, 1950 ~ November 2, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Sidney Burleson Obituary

Sidney Olin Burleson, age 72, of Limestone, TN, passed away peacefully on November 2, 2023. Born on November 5, 1950, in Henderson, NC, Sidney was a man of intelligence and courage, known for his friendly and outgoing nature.

Sidney was the beloved son of the late Olin Douglas Burleson and Margaret Biggs Burleson. He was the cherished husband of Rita Hall Burleson, with whom he shared many wonderful years of marriage. Sidney was a loving father to his son, Sidney Shawn Burleson (Mary Ann), and his daughter, Rebecca Dawn Burleson. He was also a proud grandfather to Justin Burleson (Kahlia), Austin Taylor Burleson, Xela Rayne Burleson, Isaac Shane Whitson, and Olivia Dawn Whitson. Sidney was blessed to have known his great-grandchildren, Vaherina Celeste Taki Kun, Kamden Massey, and Kaven Massey. He is also survived by his siblings, Doug Eugene Burleson (Tresia), Barbara Curtis (George), Larry Burleson (Joyce), and Daris Greenway (Curtis).

A 1969 graduate of Avery County High School in Newland, NC, Sidney valued education. Sidney served as a Corporal with the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, demonstrating his courage and dedication to his country. After his military service, he retired from Ingles, where he was a respected meat cutter.

Sidney was an active member of his community. He was a member of the American Legion Post 24 of Johnson City and the DAV Chapter 42 of Greeneville. His involvement in these organizations reflected his commitment to service and his desire to support his fellow veterans.

Sidney had a zest for life that was evident in his interests. He enjoyed pleasant music and was a avid fan of baseball. His outgoing personality made him a friend to many, and his friendly demeanor will be missed by all who knew him.

In summary, Sidney Olin Burleson was a man of many talents and interests. He was a devoted family man, a proud veteran, and a valued member of his community. His intelligence and courage were evident in all aspects of his life, from his military service to his professional career and his personal interests. His friendly and outgoing nature made him a beloved figure in his community, and his memory will be cherished by all who knew him.

The family appreciates the prayers and condolences from friends and family.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Snyder’s Memorial. The funeral service will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Snyder’s Memorial. The graveside service will follow at Snyder’s Memorial Gardens.

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Receiving of Friends
November 8, 2023

11:00 AM
Snyder's Memorial
5913 Kingsport Highway
Gray, TN 37615

Funeral Service
November 8, 2023

12:30 PM
Snyder's Memorial
5913 Kingsport Highway
Gray, TN 37615

Graveside Service
November 8, 2023

1:45 PM
Snyder's Memorial Gardens
5913 Kingsport Hwy
Gray, TN 37615


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