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David Burlison

March 2, 1947 - December 23, 2013
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David Darvin Burlison who was passionate about flying and HAM radios died at his home on December 23, 2013. His journey began on March 2, 1947, when he was born in Thompsonville, Illinois, to Elmer and Marjorie (Downen) Burlison. He enjoyed basketball, HAM radio and his '65 Chevy during his teenage years graduating from Thompsonville High School in 1965. He soon left for FBI headquarters in Washington D.C. to apply his HAM radio skills while attending Georgetown University. He then attended Southern Illinois University that brought new experiences to his life, which included marriage to Diana Thomann, pursuing his pilot's license and...
David Darvin Burlison who was passionate about flying and HAM radios died at his home on December 23, 2013.

His journey began on March 2, 1947, when he was born in Thompsonville, Illinois, to Elmer and Marjorie (Downen) Burlison. He enjoyed basketball, HAM radio and his '65 Chevy during his teenage years graduating from Thompsonville High School in 1965. He soon left for FBI headquarters in Washington D.C. to apply his HAM radio skills while attending Georgetown University.

He then attended Southern Illinois University that brought new experiences to his life, which included marriage to Diana Thomann, pursuing his pilot's license and a new son– Steve. With degree in-hand he moved to Peoria, Illinois, with his young family and began his career as an automotive and aviation ground-school teacher at Limestone Community High School.

After receiving his master's degree from Illinois State University he joined WABCO as a training instructor traveling the world. His second son, Ryan, was born. He later joined Komatsu before opening his own business– Burlison International Training, Inc., in Atlanta.

David is survived by his wife, Diana (Thomann) Burlison; sons Stephen (Tracy) and Ryan (Paula) both of Columbia and one grandson, Dane, two sisters; Pat Harper of Trivoli and Diane Hand of Christopher, Illinois. He's also survived by seven nieces and nephews as well as a host of relatives and friends who all mourn his passing.

Funeral services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the .

Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, 2950 North Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw, GA 30152. 770-422-7299.


Online condolences may be made at www.winkenhoferpineridgefuneralhome.com

"To the Burlison family. I am so sorry to learn of the passing of David. We knew each other from grade school all through high school. I joined the Navy..." Brad Simpson (Desoto, IL)

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