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5401 Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: 757-366-9260
Fax: 757-366-9262
Russell Burkhalter

Russell John Burkhalter

Tuesday, November 19th, 1957 - Monday, April 6th, 2020
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Russell John Burkhalter, age 62, of Virginia Beach, Virginia passed away at his home on Monday, April 6, 2020 surrounded by his family. Russell was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts but had been a resident of Virginia Beach for the past 20 years.

Russell retired in 2018 after devoting 33 years of Federal Service. Most recent, 20 years at NAVSUP FLEET LOGISTICS CENTER, as a Hazmat Motor Vehicle Operator for Naval Station Norfolk. He was also a member of Lake Wright Men's Golf Club.

Russell's quiet, kind and giving personality provided those whose lives he touched with a lasting impression that with determination, hard work and devotion, any dream is possible.

He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Mary Jane Burkhalter, his son Steven Burkhalter (Eden) from Manchester, MD, his daughter Beth Ann Pettis (Casey) from Clermont, Ga, six grandchildren Harlie, James, Angela, Michael, Zack and Zhinna, his sister Donna Davis from Columbus, Ga, his brother David Nichols from Atlanta, Ga, and his niece Angela Kent (John) of Jacksonville, Fla. and their children, Taylor and Joshua. He also leaves behind his much-loved extended family, Margarete Almy (Arne) of Columbus, Ga, and her sons, Peter and Larry Jr.; Eugene Wright Jr. (Cil) of Tucson, Az, and his daughter Sherri.

He was predeceased by his parents Edgar and Rena Burkhalter from Columbus, Ga.

Russell will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He loved to play golf and looked forward to his annual golf trip to Myrtle Beach. Devoted to his home town of Columbus, Ga. He stuck by his Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldogs teams.

The family sends their thanks to the many friends who have stood by and supported them through their battle with his cancer.

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David King

Posted at 06:40pm
Very sorry to hear this news. I enjoyed getting to know Russell on our annual golf trip to myrtle beach, he loved the golf and going to get a burger afterwards. He will be missed on our future trips . My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
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Melvin Brockett

Posted at 08:38pm
My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. may you find comfort in the beautiful memories and love in the caring arms of family and friends. Russell is a wonderful coworker and a great friend he will be missed.

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Tracie Thompson Posted at 02:50pm

MJ my sincere condolences to your family. Russell is no longer suffering I hope you find comfort in knowing that. He lived a full life with you by his side. I pray that you remember the memories. Take care of yourself MJ.
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