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Leslie Eugene "Bear" Burroughs

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Leslie Eugene "Bear" Burroughs, age 80 of Lebanon passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his residence.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Edgar and Ora Lee Burroughs; brothers, Elvin Burroughs, Junior Burroughs, Bobby Burroughs, and David Burroughs.

He is survived by loving wife of 60 years, Betty Gilliam Burroughs; sons, Tim (Becky) Burroughs and Jeff (Michelle) Burroughs; adored granddaughters, Kate (Michael) Rector, Maggie Burroughs, Laurel Burroughs, and Ali Burroughs; great-grandson, John Michael Rector; brothers, Jerry (Patricia) Burroughs, Donnie (Kathy) Burroughs, Lanier Burroughs, and Lester (Teresa) Burroughs; sister-in-law, Patsy Burroughs; and numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and spouses, and other loving family members and friends. Mr. Burroughs was a member of College Hills Church of Christ and an Engineer for Columbia Gulf for 36 years.

Visitation will be held in the Partlow Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 7 p.m. Frank Gailbreath and Bro. Kevin Owen will officiate the services. Honorary pallbearers will be Dwight Haddock, Timmy Mitchell, Curry Dudley, Richard Macon, Eddie Testamand, Ken Beck, Ray Ezzell, Bruce Johnson, David Elliott, Jeff Hall, Frank Dudley, Sam Jones, and Larry Locke. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Dement Cemetery in Athens, AL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Healing Hands or The American Heart Association.

Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements, (615) 444-7007 www.partlowchapel.com.

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