ANDERSON - John Bunyan "J.B." Burden, 89, of 4009 Calvert Street, husband of Ruby Crymes Burden, died Thursday, December 13, 2012 at his residence.
Born August 26, 1923 in Anderson, he was the son of the late Waymon and Lois Elgin Burden. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. Mr. Burden was a Master Jeweler with Cochran Jewelry Store for 32 years and later with Hanks Jewelry. He was inducted into the Anderson Bowling Association Hall of Fame and was a member of Wellington Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Ruby C. Burden of the home; one son, Johnny Burden and wife, Diane of Anderson; six grandchildren, Angie Gilstrap and husband, Keith, Mark Burden, Shannon Todd and husband, Tracy, Michelle Sargent and husband, Steve, Matthew Burden, Jeff Waters and wife, DeeDee; seven great grandchildren, Ashley Mitchell, Sommer Burden, Kaylee Gilstrap, Seth Burden, Spencer Burden, Zachary Todd, and Allie Todd.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Holliday.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Tony Smith and Rev. J. Floyd Stansell. Burial will follow in the M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery with military honors provided by the Campbell Patriots Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday at the mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. The family is at the residence.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Hospice of the Upstate, Tina, Ramanda, Pam, and a special thank you to Teresa, who faithfully came to his home everyday; we could could not have made it without your help.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.