Opal C BurdenJuly 20, 1926 ~ June 17, 2017 (age 90)
Opal C Burden,90 of Morgantown, Ky. passed away Saturday June 17, 2017 at his residence. He was born July 20, 1926 in Ohio County, Kentucky to the late Clarence and Mishie Bratcher Burden and husband of the late Anna Rose Jackson Burden. Opal loved everyone and was a soft hearted man. He enjoyed life, coon hunting, coaching little league baseball and was a die hard Chicago Cubs fan. Last year he celebrated his 90th birthday with a trip to Wrigley Field to watch the Cubs play. In October we cheered his Cubbies on to win the World Series. Opal was saved many years ago at Heyworth Baptist Church. He was a good provider for his family and enjoyed farming and operating heavy equipment. Him and Anna Rose gave their children a happy home that was full of love. Opal was a member of Belmont General Baptist Church and a retired operating engineer Local 181 Other than his parents and wife he is preceded in death by one granddaughter Delania Brooke Embry: one great grandchild Mollee Elizabeth Embry; three sisters Dessie Goodman, Velmer Burden and Juanita Burden and two brothers Roy and Delmer Burden.
Opal C Burden is survived by two sons Wayne Burden (Teresa) of Morgantown, Ky. and Steve Burden (Martha) of Cromwell, Ky.; three daughters Mesha Pendley (David) of Provo, Ky., Carolyn Embry (Bro. Gary) of Morgantown, Ky. and Angie Flener (Shirley) of Morgantown, Ky.; 16 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; sister in law Gennita Burden of Morgantown, Ky. and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Belmont General Baptist Church Tuesday June 20, 2017 at 1:00pm with Bro. Gary Embry officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Harmony Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday June 19, 2017 from 3:30pm - 8:00pm at the Jones Funeral Chapel and Tuesday 9:00am until funeral time at 1:00pm at Belmont General Baptist Church. Please share any photos, memories, condolences or light a candle in memory of Opal at www.jonesfuneralchapel.com Memorial contributions may be made to Hosparus Health of Barren River 101 Riverwood Ave. Suite B Bowling Green Ky. 42103