Ronnie C. Burden

Ronnie C. Burden, 77, of Waynesville passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021, at his home. 


A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. at the Quiram Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta. 


A Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at the Quiram Peasley Funeral Home.   


Burial will be at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Waynesville.  


Ronnie C. Burden was born on April 14, 1944, in Rockport, Indiana, the son of Frank and Rena Fulkerson Burden.  He was united in marriage to Jill Coppenbarger. She survives. 


Also surviving are his children: Rick (Shannon Stephenson) Burden, Cris (Mike) Hardwick; four grandchildren: Michael Hardwick, Jessica (Ricky) Monkman, April Phillips, and Jeff Bryan, II; six great-grandchildren: Isaiah , Elijah, Marley, Jillian, Oliver, and Danny; two sisters: Jean Gordon and Janie (Fred) McWhorter; and one brother: David Burden.  


He was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter: Niki Burden, and three sisters. 


Ronnie owned and operated Burden Detasseling Company for 60 years and was a member of Laborers Local #362 for 57 years.    


His hobbies included hosting and attending Mud Drags, gardening, spending the winters in Daytona, Florida, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 


Memorials may be made to the Waynesville Fire Department or American Diabetes Association. 


Quiram Peasley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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