James Alfred Burkett

May 1, 2019

James Alfred Burkett, 89, of Atmore, died Fri., April 26, 2019, at West Florida Regional Hospital in Pensacola. Burkett, the son of the late Patti and Claude Burkett, was preceded in death by a son, Gary Alfred (Donna) Burkett, of Alexander City; his wife of 65 years, Georgia Earline Burkett, of Atmore; one brother, Roy Lee (Betty) Burkett, of Atmore; and, two sisters, Pauline (Ralph) Womack and an infant sister, Helen Burkett, both of Atmore.

He is survived by daughter, Virginia Gail Bell; sister, Hazel (Lavon) Smith; grandson, Blake (Stephanie) Bell; great-grandchildren, Sawyer and Colin Bell, all of Atmore; brother-in-law, Donald Ray (Peggy) Weaver, of Atmore; sister-in-law, Alice (Richard) Walsh, of Pensacola; sister-in-law, Connie Weaver, of Bay Minette; and, numerous nieces and nephews.

Burkett was born Feb. 24, 1930. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, and later retired from Monsanto. Burkett was a longtime member of Presley Street Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, as well as in numerous other positions throughout the years.

Visitation for Burkett will be held Sun., April 28, 2019, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in Atmore.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Mon., April 29, 2019, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joseph Simpson and the Rev. Dempsey Bell officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore with military honors.

Pallbearers will be James Bell, Jason Burkett, Wendell Wearren, Blake Bell, Ken Tomas and Lonnie Turberville.


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