- Cullman, Alabama

August 16, 2013

James Raymond Burleson

Cullman Heritage Funeral Home

CULLMAN — James Raymond Burleson

Funeral services for James Raymond Burleson, 76, of Cullman will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Cullman Church of Christ, Gary Bradley and Glenn Posey officiating, with interment in Whitehouse Cemetery in Haleyville. The body will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Burleson passed away Thursday, Aug. 15, at Huntsville Hospital. He was born Oct. 1, 1936, to Houston Hill and Lottie Lucille Tittle Burleson. He was baptized Aug. 15, 1954. He was the owner of Peerless Coatings and R&R Auto Paint Supply. He was married to Ann for 53 wonderful years. They had two sons, one daughter, and nine grandchildren. He was an elder with the Cullman Church of Christ for 32 years. He enjoyed working with and serving the congregation and his priority was God’s work. He was also a successful business owner. He enjoyed and strived to help so many people in his life and was always a good listener. He was an avid pilot with a private pilot’s license and an instrument and commerical ratings. He always liked taking care of God’s creations by working outside.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Alta Burleson Frederick, Houston Hill Burleson Jr. and Betty Joe Burleson Hall.

Survivors include his wife, Ann Burleson; two sons, Michael Raymond (Donna) Burleson and Jeffrey James (Joanna) Burleson; a daughter, Gina Ann Burleson Gann; nine grandchildren, Stewart Raymond Burleson, Donna Michelle Burleson, Stephen Michael Burleson, Emily Elizabeth Burleson, Connor James Burleson, Paige Margaret Burleson, Katherine Ann Burleson, Collin Reeves Gann and Luke Raymond Gann; and three brothers, Taft Talmadge Burleson, Carlos Hill Burleson and Isaac E. Burleson.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Cullman Church of Christ.