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“Remembering the smiles and laughs he brought to everyone. Heaven has acquired a special father and friend. His memory lives on. ”
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“I never had the privilege of meeting Ray, but one thing I can say for sure: He was a true friend, a good buddy. ”
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Mr. Rabon Burleson, 75, of Valdese, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Burke Hospice & Palliative Care, following a period of declining health.
Rabon was born on July 13, 1942 in Avery County to the late Arnold Burleson and Oma Thelma Cole Burleson. He was a retired painter by trade and was a loving father, grandfather and brother to all his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Eddie, Tony and Alton Burleson.
Survivors include his children, April Renee Brank of Connelly Springs, Shane Alan Burleson of Hickory and Chasity La'Na Burleson of Catawba and longtime girlfriend of 27 years, Nancy Beck of Morganton. Also surviving are his sisters, Betty Johnson, Ann Shuffler and Sandra Motley.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service with Rev. Ralph Shuffler officiating.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, from 2:00 until 3:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at www.heritagefuneralservices.com
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Burleson family.

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