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1933 – 2020
Allan R. Burlison (86) died peacefully at his residence in Bethany, Oklahoma, on September 15, 2020. He was born December 30, 1933, in Fairview, Oklahoma, to Howard Roy and Edith (Cole) Burlison.
Allan graduated from Cheyenne Valley High School in 1951. Following graduation, he began school at Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater and joined the US Navy in 1952. After completing his service, he returned to Oklahoma A&M, graduating in 1957. During his time as a student, he married Mary Lea Glover in 1956. They celebrated 47 years of marriage prior to her passing in 2003.
After graduation, Allan began his professional career as a high school math teacher in Duncan, Oklahoma. After teaching for three years, he began his lifelong career in Information Technology.
A lifelong member of the Church of God (Seventh Day), Allan served his church in local, state, district, and national responsibilities. He was parliamentarian for the conventions of both the General Conference and North American Ministerial Council.
In addition to his parents, Allan was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lea (Glover) Burlison. He is survived by his three children, Michael Allan and his wife, Esperanza (Cervantes); Jana Kaye (Burlison) Dolton and her husband, Cliff; and Keith Eric Burlison and his wife, Tammie (Nickel); six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles William Burlison, and his wife, Waynetta (Gosney); and one sister, Ida Lea Coulter, and her husband, Robert; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.