A memorial service was held Thursday, March 7, at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home with the Reverend Mark Fisher officiating.
Mr. Burkeen, born in Marshall County, was the son of the late Jess Burkeen and Leona Dismore Burkeen and was the husband of Cecilia Hall Burkeen. He was the retired owner/operator of B & B Tree and Landscape Company.
He was predeceased in death by his brothers William Burkeen, Cleatus Burkeen, Cecil Burkeen and sisters Joy Darnell and Betty Ryan.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Cecilia Hall Burkeen; children Matthew Franklin Burkeen and wife Shauna of Benton, LeeAnn VanMetre and husband Brian of Calvert City, Laura Mathis and husband Anthony of Clinton and Jennifer Williams of Clinton; grandchildren Ben Burkeen, Brady Burkeen, Brandon VanMetre, Peyton VanMetre, Savanna Mathis, Sidney Mathis and Aiden McElven; brothers, Jerry Burkeen, Donnie Burkeen, Tommy Burkeen, John Burkeen, Jiggs Burkeen; sisters Faye Hendrickson, Gladis Devine and Hazel Peck and several brothers, sisters-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
The family would like to send a special thank you to his doctors, Dr. Chad Kornegay, Dr. Jon Kornegay and staff at Vidant Duplin Hospital and Dr. Jacobs and staff at Vidant Heart Health Institute.
Arrangements are by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, Clinton, N.C.