Share |

C. Walt Burkhead


C. Walt Burkhead, 73, Wolcottville, died Friday, May 17, 2013 at his residence.

    He was born November 15, 1939, in Howe, to Chauncey F. and Henrietta (Molson) Burkhead.

    He was previously employed at Redmond Homes in Topeka and was a custodian at the LaGrange County Hospital and Lakeland High School in LaGrange.  He was a former member of the Eagles. 

    He married Barbara Joann Farrington. She survives. 

    Also surviving are four sons, Jon S. Burkhead, LaGrange, Brian and Jody Burkhead, LaGrange, Jeff and Brenda Burkhead, Wawaka, Ind., and Chance and Linda Burkhead, Howe;  four daughters, Dawn Burkhead, LaGrange, LeAnn and Charlie Mitchell, Angola, Ind., Tia and Rick Schwemer, Constantine, Mich., Ronda and Mike Gosnell, LaGrange, and Bobby and Phillip Tuttle, Auburn, Ind.; 27 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Floyd and Elaine LeCount, Goshen, Larry and Bev LeCount, Goshen, Ind., and Tommy Boals, Florida; and six sisters, Sandra Stewart, Mongo, Linda and Brian Pierson, LaGrange, Mona Birtch, Constantine, Mich., Michelle Burkhead, Michigan, Helen LeCount, LaGrange, and Sandra Mahler, Brushy Prairie. 

    He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, David Burkhead, one sister, Janet Arrison, and his stepparents, Roy Molson and Leona Burkhead.

    Services were held Monday, May 20, at Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange with Reverend Carldean Merrifield officiating. 

    Burial will be at a later date. 

    Memorials may be directed to the Burkhead family. 

    Online condolences may be sent at www.carneyfrostfuneral

    Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.