He was born on June 24, 1929, in South Bend, Ind. He was a retired civil engineer and worked for the U.S. Forest Service. He was a faithful member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and an active member of the Emmaus Community.
He was a proud veteran who served in the United States Army in the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Jacob Burner and Ethel Burner.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Joan A. Burner; son, Jeff Burner and wife, Trudi Burner; daughter, Judy Weir and husband, Ronnie Weir; grandchildren: Jacob Weir, Mac Weir and wife, Melinda, Christy Edgmon and husband, Philip, and Megan Eddings; one great-grandchild, Lily Edgmon; and one brother, Jaybee Burner and wife, Paula Burner.
A Celebration of Life ceremony will take place at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2013. The family will receive friends at the church from 5 p.m. to 7 prior to the service.
Interment will be at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church Feeding Program, 3405 Peerless Road, Cleveland, TN 37312.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Burner family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.