Harold Van Burleson, 76, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Friday, October 08, 2021 at
his daughter’s residence.
He was born in Yancey County on February 27, 1945 to the late Olga Burleson and Bessie
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He lived a simple life as a cattleman. He was totally involved
with his family, and he especially loved the little ones. A quiet man, he loved his home and
never had a bad word to say about anybody. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by two sisters, Linda Edwards and Juanita
He is survived by his “Baby” and the love of his life, Linda R. Burleson; three children, Angie
Arrowood (Sam), Harold Christopher Burleson (Lisa), Gregg Burleson (Betsy); two stepchildren,
Lisa Ramsey (Kenneth) and Jeffery Dunlap; five grandchildren, Samantha Chambliss (Michael),
Austin Arrowood (Cary), Copen Burleson, Maggi Arriola (Alex), and Tori Taylor (Scott); four step
grandchildren, Levi, Carson, and Kaycee Ramsey, and Tristan Dunlap; five great grandchildren,
Brody Arrowood, Willow Burleson, Oliver Taylor, Hendrix Arriola, and Violet Arriola; three
siblings, Burnette Burleson, Lillian Forbes, and Brenda Sills; and the many cow trading friends
who were very special to him.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Beam
Funeral Service with his son-in-law, Sam Arrowood officiating. Interment will follow at
McDowell Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m.