Robert D. "Smokey" Burlison, 52, of Cahokia, formerly of Benton, died Wednesday, May 3, 1978, in the Memorial Hospital in Belleville, of injuries he suffered in an automobile accident, near Cahokia.
Mr Burlison was employed as an engineer for the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad.
He was the son of Edgar and Estella Burlison.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge 423 in Cahokia, Legion of Moose No. 4615 in Belleville, and Benton Eagles Lodge 2898. Survivors are his parents of Benton; and a son, Robert Jr. of Ft Worth, Texas.
Funeral services will be at 2 pm Saturday in the First Baptist Church in Benton. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Friends may call after 5 pm Friday at the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.
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