2010-03-11 / Obituaries

Donald L. Burkett Sr.

Crystal Spring, 66

Donald Lee Burkett Sr., 66, Crystal Spring, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at his home.

Born January 4, 1944, in Hagerstown, he was the stepson of Harold Wise Sr. and son of Alice Dailey Wise.

He was self-employed as an antique dealer and was a graduate of North Hagerstown High School, class of 1961.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sheila Jean Albert Burkett, Crystal Springs; two sons: Darren L. Burkett and wife Elaine, Crystal Springs, and Don Burkett and wife Rachel, Walkersville, Md.; one sister, Betty Burger, Hagerstown; three brothers: Richard and Jack Burkett, both of Hagerstown; and Harold Wise Jr., Everett; three grandchildren: Clayton, Bailey and Adyson Burkett; and two stepgrandchildren: Jonathan and Alexis Hill.

He was preceded in death by a son, Dean Len Burkett.

Services were held Tuesday, March 9, at 11:00 a.m., at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Clear Spring, Md. Rev. Dale Carver officiated. Burial with military honors by Tri- State Honor Guard followed in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown.

Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 415 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201.

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