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Lindsey Funeral Homes

473 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA

OBITUARY

Robert Franklin Burkett

November 5, 1937February 12, 2020
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Robert Franklin Burkett, 82, of Harrisonburg, passed away on February 12, 2020 at Oak Lea Nursing Home.

He was born on November 5, 1937 in Harrisonburg and was the son of the late Jacob and Edna Leatherman Burkett.

Robert was a lifelong resident of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. He was a truck driver for Conagra Foods for thirty-five years before retiring; he had 3.5 million safe driving miles during his career. He was a member of the Teamsters Local #29. Robert enjoyed traveling with his wife, Bootie, woodworking, clock making and western fashion clothing.

On January 24, 1960, he married the former, Bernice A. Taylor, who preceded him in death on August 28, 2010.

He is survived by a son, Franklin Burkett of Harrisonburg; and a grandson, Joseph Burkett and wife, Evaleen, of Hinton; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Burkett; a sister, Shirley Kyger; and brothers, Donald and Bill Burkett.

A funeral service will be held 3:00 pm, Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with Pastor Wayne Wright officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A committal service will be held 11 am, on Monday, February 17, 2020 in the mausoleum at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.

Services

17 February

Committal Service

11:00 am

Eastlawn Memorial Gardens

3289 Spotswood Trail
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 16, 2020

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Warren Lee

February 17, 2020

Uncle Bobby, love you and will miss you terribly. Never was there a better man. God bless you and rest peacefully. Your nephew, Warren

Donald Cook

February 14, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Robert, I enjoyed talking to him at Harlows and talking about old times. We talked about the days at my Dad's Dinner and the old days. My God be close to you during these sad times.

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Biography

Robert Franklin Burkett, 82, of Harrisonburg, passed away on February 12, 2020 at Oak Lea Nursing Home.

He was born on November 5, 1937 in Harrisonburg and was the son of the late Jacob and Edna Leatherman Burkett.

Robert was a lifelong resident of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. He was a truck driver for Conagra Foods for thirty-five years before retiring; he had 3.5 million safe driving miles during his career. He was a member of the Teamsters Local #29. Robert enjoyed traveling with his wife, Bootie, woodworking, clock making and western fashion clothing.

On January 24, 1960, he married the former, Bernice A. Taylor, who preceded him in death on August 28, 2010.

He is survived by a son, Franklin Burkett of Harrisonburg; and a grandson, Joseph Burkett and wife, Evaleen, of Hinton; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Burkett; a sister, Shirley Kyger; and brothers, Donald and Bill Burkett.

A funeral service will be held 3:00 pm, Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg with Pastor Wayne Wright officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A committal service will be held 11 am, on Monday, February 17, 2020 in the mausoleum at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.