Name:
Rodney D. Burleson

Date:
May 6th, 1938 - December 26th, 2012

Obituary:
RICHMOND, Ind. Rodney D. Burleson, age 74, of Richmond, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Reid Hospital. Born May 6, 1938, in Winchester, Indiana, to Robert E. and Nettie Franklyn Crist Burleson, he lived in this area most of his life. Rodney was a graduate of Winchester High School and served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Rodney worked at Eaton Gear for 23 years and retired from Kemper Cabinets and from Stride Rite. He assisted senior citizens prepare their taxes the last two years. Rodney was a huge IU Basketball fan and ND Football fan. He loved his family and enjoyed watching his grandchildren in their activities. Rodney took special care in making cards for special occasions for family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Rose Jennings Burleson to whom he was married May 29, 1960; children, Doug (Lynn) Burleson of Greenwood, Indiana, Kimberly (Dennis) Dixon of Marshall, Michigan, and David (Marcie) Burleson of Danville, Illinois; grandchildren, Lee, Jana, and Julia Burleson, Casey and Brittany Dixon, and Marissa and Lukas Burleson; brothers, Robert Burleson of University Place, Washington, and Ralph Burleson of Lake Havasu, Arizona; cousins; nieces; nephews; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation for Rodney D. Burleson will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2012, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2012, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Dr. Martin Holman officiating. Burial will be in Spartanburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: Missions Ministry, c/o Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3469 Hillcrest Road, Richmond, IN 47374. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.

Memorials:
Memorial contributions may be made to: Missions Ministry, c/o Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3469 Hillcrest Road, Richmond, IN 47374.

Visitations:
12:30PM to 2:30PM on Sunday, December 30th, 2012 at Doan & Mills Funeral Home (map/driving directions)

Services:
2:30PM at Doan & Mills Funeral Home on Sunday, December 30th, 2012 (map/driving directions)

Cemetery:
Spartanburg Cemetery
Spartanburg, IN (map/driving directions)