Eldon G. Burkett

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35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 3/17/2013 14:00:00

35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 3/18/2013 10:30:00

Eldon “Bumper” Burkett, age 84, resident of Plymouth, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at his home. He was born on June 9, 1928 in Plymouth, to the late Omar and Norma (Milliron) Burkett. Eldon was a WWII Navy veteran, where he served as a plank owner on the USS Coral Sea. He worked at Wilken’s Air Force for 10 years and then went on to work for Plymouth Locomotive for many years as the Director of Engineering, from where he retired. He was a member of the Plymouth Area Lions Club for 35 years, the American Legion, Plymouth First Lutheran Church. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Boy Scouts and the Mary Fate Park Board. Eldon enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas, was an avid tennis player, who always liked to win and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Eldon is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Mary Jo (Ganzhorn) Burkett; his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and David Egner of Plymouth; his two sons and three daughters-in-law, Pastors Greg and Sandy Burkett of Galena, and David and Krista Burkett of Plymouth, and Nancy Burkett of Plymouth; 4 grandchildren, Melissa (Jay) Follett, Michelle (Justin) Dean, T.C. Burkett and Courtney Burkett; and seven great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, William T. Burkett; grandson, Chad Burkett; and sister, Evelyn Buzard.
Friends may call on Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, where the funeral service will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 10:30 AM, where Eldon’s daughter-in-law, Pastor Sandy Burkett will be officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Plymouth. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Stein Hospice of Sandusky, Plymouth Area Lions Club or Plymouth First Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.


Chuck and Janet Kemper - Mar 19, 2013

Dave and the whole Burkett family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. We were sorry we missed calling hours. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be close at hand for you in the days and months to come.
In Sympathy,

Tammy Snider - Mar 18, 2013

Mary Jo and Family,
So sorry to hear of Eldon’s passing. I have so many fond memories of growing up on Trux St and all of the many family/neighborhood gatherings.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Tammy & Brad Snider

Bobby Tackett - Mar 18, 2013

Mary Jo and family, I was so sorry to hear of Bumpers passing. He always had a smile and great sense of humor. I will always remember the fun tennis games at your house with Bumper, you, your children and friends. God bless you and your family.

Jeff & Margie Jacobs - Mar 17, 2013

So sorry to hear about Bumpers passing. I have many happy memories of my childhood growing up next door to the Burkett family. God bless you all in this difficult time.

Dave and Mary Beth(Kranz) Osher - Mar 17, 2013


Jari Amburgey - Mar 16, 2013

To the family…I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in the days ahead.

Gloria Powers - Mar 16, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you amd yours. May God be with you and keep you in his loving arms in this time of need. Love Gloria

- Mar 16, 2013

Dear Mary Jo and Family,
We were saddened to read of Bumper’s passing. What great memories we have of the years living next to you as neighbors, and our girls were playmates with your kids. We shall always cherish all of the memories. May you find peace in knowing that his suffering has ended. Our love,
Butch and Linda Caywood

Dotty Dewulf - Mar 16, 2013

My condolances to Mrs. Burkett for your loss. And to all of the family I offer my sympathy. Pastor Greg and Dr. Sandy you are in my prayers. This is most certainly a trying time for all but the Lord Jesus Christ will comfort you and hold you up as you ask for His mercy. God bless you all!

Don & Sherry Fidler - Mar 16, 2013

Our hearts go out to you and may the comfort of Our Lord and Savior help you during this difficult time. Bumper brought so much happiness to so many and the memories will last forever. May his soul rest in peace.

Barbara Yeager, DPM - Mar 16, 2013

Mrs. Burkett, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Eldon. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Dr. Yeager, Mansfield VA

Jim & Deb Holloman - Mar 15, 2013

The Holloman family sends there condolence to the Burkett family for there loss.