Buren Dean Harrelson

June 22, 1970 - August 4, 2017
Buren Dean Harrelson


Buren Dean Harrelson, age 47 of Leland, NC went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, August 4, 2017.

Buren was born on June 22, 1970 to Lawrence Buren Harrelson and Vickie Lewis Harrelson of Leland.

He was a 1989 graduate of North Brunswick High School, he accomplished his associates degree at Brunswick Community College and his BA degree at St. Andrews University. Buren was a faithful employee of Walmart for 10 years where he never met a stranger. He was one of a kind. He always greeted people with a smile, was kind hearted. He loved NASCAR and he loved his family. If you knew Buren you knew a great man that will be missed by many.

Buren was preceded in death by his father Lawrence Buren Harrelson. He is survived by his mother Vickie Lewis Harrelson of the home; one brother William (Hope) Harrelson of Kelly; one sister Deanna (Joe) Matthews of Leland; four nephews William Charles Harrelson, Nathan Harrelson, Joey Matthews, and Dakota Ryan Lewis; three nieces Cheyenne Harrelson, Isabella Harrelson, and Jenna-Ann Matthews. Buren was known best by his nieces and nephews as Uncle BoBo. He will be missed beyond measure.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Union Grove Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church. Burial will be at the Harrelson Family Cemetery, 6730 Palmatier Trail, Leland, NC. The family will receive friends at other times at the home.

Pallbearers will be Mickey Thompson, Jeff Watson, Richard Blaine, Stephen Mintz, Lee Stewart, Dennis Watson, Chris Byrd, and Andres Abarua. Honorary pallbearers will be D.J. Peterson, Richard Hazel, Bart Long, Joel Ray Robinson, and Jamie McGee.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 s. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403  910-791-9099

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  • August 08, 2017
    Mary Ellen bretag lit a candle:
    Lit since August 8, 2017 at 8:17:48 PM

  • August 08, 2017
    Amy George says:
    Buren you will be sorely missed. Working with you at Wal-Mart was always a good time as I can still hear you joking about something and laughing. I will never forget your laugh. Go rest on high with our mighty God. I will see you again my friend.

  • August 08, 2017
    Lynne Smith says:
    Prayers for the family during your time of loss! Buren will be missed by many!

  • August 08, 2017
    Frank Carlson says:
    Buren you were a great man and a great friend I was blessed to have in my life you will be missed my many who feel the same way i do Love you Bro!

  • August 08, 2017
    Angie Langley says:
    My deepest sympathy to the family and so many close friends . Buren touched so many lives ! I could always count on him to make me smile or laugh when I was having a bad day ! Gonna miss you buddy !!!