May 8, 1945 – December 9, 2018
Jerry Burkhart, 73, of Galion passed away Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Woodside Village in Mt. Gilead after failing health. Born May 8, 1945 in Harlan, Kentucky he was the son of Grover and Ida (Smith) Burkhart. He graduated from Colonel Crawford High School in 1963 and was a police officer for Galion Police Department for 30 years retiring as a Lieutenant in 2000. A member of Galion Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jerry was a student pilot and a former shareholder of Galion Air, Inc. He is survived by his son Adam Burkhart of Galion; five grandchildren Taylor, Shelby, Gavin, Caiden and Connor Burkhart and three sisters, Gail Pritchard of Ashland, Ohio Carol Chumley of Speedwell, Tennessee and Bernice Ireland of Crestline, Ohio. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, C J. Burkhart and a sister, Billie Burkhart. . The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, December 14, at Coffey Mortuary, 150 Beech Street, Harrogate, Tennessee where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday. Burial will follow at Robertson Cemetery, Speedwell Tennessee.
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