David Allen Burkhart, 71, of Benton died Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.
He worked as a boat pilot for Vulcan Materials. He was a native of Graves County.
Surviving are his mother, Dorothy Mae Carmon Burkhart of Benton; his wife, Carol Henson Burkhart of Benton; son David Lee Burkhart of Hickory; daughters Donna Jean Lamb and Nancy Ann Gill, both of Hickory, Ruth Ann Triebull of Paducah, and Gracie Jean Slagle of Boaz; a brother, Thomas Burkhart of Hickory; sisters Jeannette Doublin of Benton and Phyllis Diane Morehead of New Mexico; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Ellis Burkhart; a brother, Robert Glen Burkhart; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Friday, Nov. 21, at Collier Funeral Home. Frank Queen officiated with interment following in the Union Ridge Cemetery in Aurora.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association P.O. Box 9067 Louisville, KY 40209.