Aug 11, 1925
Feb 4, 2006
Dewey Burkhart, age 80, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, Feb 4, 2006, at the Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. Dewey was a decorated World War II Army veteran, having received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star and several other medals. He retired from Peabody Coal Co. in 1989.
Dewey was born in Pike County, IN on Aug 11, 1925, to Quillis and Delta Mae (Deffendoll) Burkhart, who preceded him in death along with two brothers, Gifford and Don Burkhart, and a sister, Imogene Lindy.
Surviving Dewey are his wife of 56 years, Earlena (Hedges), WHS Alumni Class of 48, three children, Richard Burkhart and spouse Rosalinda of Guam, Vickie Suzanne Williams and spouse Phil of Greencastle, IN, and Sherry Lynn Oxley and spouse David of Tennyson, IN; eight grandchildren, Brent and Chris Williams, Shane Oxley, Jenni Toops, Holly Stephens, Jason and Madison Burkhart and Gina Quintanilla; six Great Grandchildren, Adrianna and Taylor Oxley, Tyler and Tanner Toops, Joe and Matthew Quintanilla; brothers Burl and Lester Burkhart and sisters, Carolyn Ray and Linda West.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wed at the Christian Fellowship Church at 4100 Millersburg Rd., Evansville, IN with the Rev Dr. Spencer Downs officiating. Burial was in the North View Cemetery in Elberfeld. Visitation was from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City, IN and from 10 a.m. until service time Wed at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christian Fellowship Chuch Missionary Fund. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be made online at www.corncolvinfuneralhome.com.