A Burke County Board of Education member passed away Saturday (November 27). R.L. Icard of Valdese was 69-years-old and passed away after a brief illness. He served multiple terms on the Burke Board of Education. Mr. Icard also cofounded the Foothills Service Project, which is known for building handicap ramps in the area. Mr. Icard, who was a Reverend, also served as a pastor at various churches.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m., at Crosslink Church in Rutherford College. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, at Crosslink.