Gerald L. (Jerry) Burleson
October 27, 1927 - February 20, 2013
SALEM - Jerry was born in Portland, Oregon on October 27th, 1927 to William A. and Margaret E. Burleson. He graduated from Benson Polytechnic High School and Bob Jones University. In June, 1953, he married Virginia Delancy.
Jerry directed Youth for Christ in Ohio and Florida, prior to returning to the Northwest. His family moved to Keizer in 1970, where he worked in property management and real estate for several years. He then drove charter buses for Raz Transportation until his retirement. He was a member of Salem Alliance Church.
Jerry is predeceased by his parents and his son Daniel. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; brother, Richard; sons, Mark (and wife Tamra) and Stephen (and wife Linda), and two grandchildren, Leah and Elisabeth.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Mid-Valley Youth for Christ, P.O. Box 2161, Salem, 97308; or to Salem Alliance Church, 555 Gaines St NE, Salem 97301.
A memorial service will be held at Salem Alliance Church at 1:00 pm on Friday, March 1.