August 26, 1952 ~ October 15, 2022

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Larry Dale “Bummy” Burleson, 70, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2022.
Bummy was born August 26, 1952, in Asheville to the late Otto Fritz and Edith McCall Burleson. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Burleson and daughter Jennifer Leigh Burleson.
He was a very proud and loving husband, father and grandfather. Bummy had many close friends and he loved the outdoors and his pets.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Kaye Moretz Burleson; daughters, Lori Ann Burleson and Mary Kay “Katie” Testerman; a son, Ryan Testerman; grandchildren, Jordan, Jadyn, Justice, Tristan, Isaiah “Zae”, Autumn, Skylar, Kinslee and Kayleeann; sisters, Sandy Sluder (Bill) and Phyllis Parker, and a brother, Ronnie Burleson (Maggie).
A private celebration of his new life will be scheduled at a later date.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. To the Burleson Family: I’m so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a good man, and always a friend. Sending thoughts and prayers to each family member.

  2. Vaya Con Dios my friend. We played many a round of golf together and drank way too many beers but we alaways enjoyed ourselves. We will drink a toast to you at our next month lunch get together.

    Your friend Dave Shoemaker

  3. My condolences to the Burleson family. Our days working together at Bussmann bring back many memories of him laughing and cutting up with everyone. Always a happy person!

  4. My condolences to the family. Larry always made folks laugh and brought a smile to my face the entire round when I got a chance to play golf with him.

  5. To Linda and the Burleson family, sorry for your loss Larry was such a wonderful person and a fun guy to be around. I have enjoyed knowing him and working with him at Bussman. May he rest in peace for now he has a new body and free from all pain.

  6. Larry was a coworker, client and a great friend to our family. We spent time with Bummy, bowling, golfing and occasionally working. His good cheer was always a hi light of our day. Hope that Linda and the rest of his clan are at peace. Mark & Sona Merlin


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