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Roger Burkhead Sr.


Roger F. Burkhead Sr., 62, Goshen, died Thursday, February 2, 2012 at his residence.

    He was born July 16, 1949, in LaGrange, to Franklin B. and Roseanna (Fry) Burkhead.

    He was a graduate of Goshen High School and retired from the U.S. Army.

    Surviving are six sons, Roger (Katie) Burkhead Jr., Elkhart, Benjamin (Heather) Burkhead, Elkhart, Terry (Becki) Burkhead, Goshen, Martin Burkhead, Middlebury, Robert Burkhead, New Market, Tenn., and Don Sparlin, New Market, Tenn.; two daughters, Brenda (Scott) Bloomer, Goshen, and Franciska Tschohi, Arcadia; 12 grandchildren; his former wife, Myong Kim Burkhead, Elkhart; six brothers, James Burkhead, Terry Burkhead, Doug Burkhead, David (Robin) Wise, Tom (Cassie) Wise, and Tim Wise; four sisters, Norma (Mark) Easterday, Anne (Stan) Ashe, Diane Curtis, and Bonnie Fuentes; his stepmother, Louise Burkhead, Goshen; three stepbrothers; one stepsister; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Lori Thompson.

    Graveside services were held Monday, February 6, at Violett Cemetery in Goshen with Chaplain Marshall Donagan officiating.