Mr. William Garrett Burkhart, age 82, of Brodhead, Kentucky passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at the Rockcastle Regional Hospital.
William entered into this life on April 10, 1929 in Leslie County, Kentucky the son of Otis and Alifaire Taylor Burkhart, both of whom preceded him in death. William was a shipping clerk at Karoh-Wagner Metal Works, where he retired after 33 years of dedicated service. He was united in marriage on October 2, 2000 to Nina Caldwell Burton and they shared 10 wonderful years together. He attended the Brodhead Baptist Church and was baptized at the West Brodhead Church of God. William will be remembered for his love of fishing and hunting.
William will be lovingly remembered by his wife: Nina Caldwell Burton Burkhart of Brodhead, Kentucky; his two children: Wanda Taylor of Daytona Beach, Florida and Cherida Burkhart of Corbin, Kentucky; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three brothers: George Burkhart and his wife Betty of Bandy, Kentucky, Orville Burkhart and his wife Bernice of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky and Clark Burkhart and his wife Lorraine of Tennessee; one sister: Opal Burke and her husband Glenn of Brodhead, Kentucky; his mother in law: Mrs. Edna Caldwell of Brodhead, Kentucky; five step children: David and Kenny Burton of Brodhead, Kentucky; Joseph Zurawski of Chicago, Illinois; James Zurawski of Chicago, Illinois and Barbara Kodlubanski of Chicago, Illinois; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighborsl
He is preceded in death by his parents: Otis and Alifaire Taylor Burkhart; his son: Marvin Burkhart; his grandson: Charles Farley; two brothers: Earl and Benny Burkhart; his sister: Joyce Alene Burkhart; his first wife: Mrs. Evelyene Burkhart; and his fishing buddy: Mr. Monroe Renner.
Funeral services for Mr. William Burkhart will be conducted on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 11am at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals with Bro. Luther Allen officiating. Interment will follow in the Piney Grove Cemetery.
Visitation for Mr. William Burkhart will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011 from 6-9pm at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals.
Casket bearers are: David and Kenny Burton, Yancee & Shawnee Burchett, Mike Mink and Woody Burkhart. Honorary casket bearers are: Raymond Caldwell, Carl Caldwell, Monroe Barnett, Wayne Caldwell, Harold Harris, Glenn Burke and the Brodhead Baptist Adult Sunday School Class.