Audie Lee Burlison – Benton, IL

Audie Lee Burlison, 71, of Benton, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at his residence.

He was born on January 6, 1948 to Audie and Nettie Olive (Sterling) Burlison in Benton, IL.

Audie enjoyed being a true outdoorsman from hunting, fishing, rock hunting and traveling.

He is survived by his children, Karen (Jeff) Greeney of Benton, IL., Stephen Burlison of Benton, IL., Alicia (Dale Fudge) Mandrell of West Frankfort, IL., Tammy (Gary) Rea-Johnson of West Frankfort, IL., and Amy (Ben Roesenberger) Morris of Benton, IL; twelve grandchildren, Noah Summers, Deacon Morris, Preston Morris, Melissa Hayes, Matthew (Jessica) Hayes, Brad (Lyndsay) Greeney, Tyler Giroux, Jonathon (Makyla) Burlison, Stephanie Burlison, Alicia Butler and Destiny Butler; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Jim (Bill) Burlison; two sisters, Linda (David) Robinson and Janet Meadows; his best friend, Dennis Wilkerson.

Audie was preceded in death by his parents, Audie and Nettie Olive Burlison; and his wife, Linda Kay Rea-Burlison.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL.

Per Audie’s wishes cremation will take place.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials contributions may be made to Pate Funeral Home in care of funeral expenses, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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