Dewey Burden (1932 - 2014)

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EVANSVILLE – Dewey J. Burden, 82, of Evansville, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014, at VNA Charlier Hospice Center.
Dewey was born March 7, 1932, to Everett and Mary Burden of Caneyville,? Ky. He graduated from Rockport High School in 1950 and married? Charlcie Johnson Oct. 9, 1950, and served in the U.S. Air Force ?from 1952 to 1956. During his service, he decided to go back to school? and graduated from Oakland City University in 1960.
Dewey faithfully served his savior Jesus Christ and pastored churches in?Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. He also taught school in ?Kentucky and Tennessee. In 1968, he formed Continental Management? Corp., an insurance agency, for life and health insurance and? remained in the business until his retirement in 2000. He served as? trustee of Oakland City University for six years and was awarded an ?Honorary Doctorate of Humanities in 1989.?
He loved to travel with his wife and visited all 50 states and many foreign countries.
Dewey is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Charlcie (Johnson)? Burden; their four children, Cheryl L. Russell of Hope, Pamela K.?Russell of Lake Worth, Fla. and Gary L. Burden and Jeffrey W.? Burden, both of Evansville; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He also had five sisters and two brothers, Thelma Abshier ?of Owensboro, Ky; Joanne Rose and Patsy Atchison, both of? Rockport, Jean Cain of Port Isabel, Texas, Clydean Gish of Henderson, Ky.,? William Burden of Bartow, Fla. and Arvel Burden of Bloomington, Ill. and 20 ?nephews and nieces. This is only a brief list of those who were touched by ?Dewey over the breadth of his 82 years, all of whom will no doubt miss him.? Through them, his memory and influence will reverberate for years to? come as a lasting tribute to him.??
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, at The Church of the Cross, 7525 N. Green River Road in Evansville with the Rev. Jack Eberhardt officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, where the Retired Veterans Memorial Club will conduct military rites.
Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at Browning Funeral Home in Evansville and from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at The Church of the Cross.
Donations are welcomed to the , 5250 Vogel Road, Suite A, Evansville, IN 47715.
Condolences may be made online at
Funeral Home
Browning Funeral Home
738 E. Diamond Ave.  Evansville, IN 47711
(812) 425-2896
Funeral Home Details
Published in Spencer County Journal-Democrat on May 1, 2014
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