Mr. Burman Howard Maine of West Jefferson passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He was 57.
Mr. Maine was born in Watauga County on July 28, 1956, to J.D. Maine and Irene Martin Maine.
He was preceded in death by his father; and a special brother-in-law, Gene Brown.
Burman devoted his life to the family tradition of farming and raised tobacco, Christmas trees, and many other crops. More recently, he ran a logging business with his sons. He was a jack of all trades and, if something needed to be done, everyone knew who to call. In earlier years, he raised horses with his dad and loved to participate in horse shows and barrel racing. Most of all, he enjoyed making people laugh and spending time with family and friends.
Mr. Maine is survived by his wife of 36 years, Betty Farmer Maine; two sons, Brandon Travis Maine and wife, Aron, of Zionville and Brian Lance Maine and wife, Jessica, of Creston; a daughter, Brittney Rae Maine, of Winston-Salem; his mother, Irene Martin Maine, of Zionville; two sisters, Lena Bumgarner, of Creston and Nancy Brown, of Mountain City, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Austin, Molly, Mackenzie, Marlee, Cameron, and Eli; a special nephew, James Payne, of Creston; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Friendship Baptist Church in Zionville with Pastor Sam Icenhour, Pastor Michael Drake, Pastor Danny Farmer, and Pastor Jeff Wilson officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
You may give the family your condolences at our website www.boonefuneralhome.com.
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.