Robert M. Burden, Sr., age 87, of Jacksboro passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021. He was a member of LaFollette Church of Christ and a United States Navy Veteran. He retired from Y-12 after 26 years, a board member of CORA, and the Caryville-Jacksboro Utility Board. Preceded in death by wife, Juanita Sweat Burden; son, Brian Burden; parents, Noah and Christina Chittick Burden; brother, Harry Burden and sister, Margaret Peugeot.


Daughter: Debbie Jones and husband Steve

Sons: Mark Burden and Bobby Burden

6 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren

Several nieces, nephews and a host of friends

Friends may come by Cross-Smith Funeral Home Monday between 12 Noon and 6 PM.

Family and friends will meet 9:30 AM Tuesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home and proceed to Goins-Sweat Cemetery for a 10 AM Graveside Service and Interment with Brother Ben Shafer officiating and Military Honors by the Campbell County Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Potter Children’s Home and Family Ministries, 2350 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42101 or online at

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Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home