James Ernest Burchard Sr. 71, a lifelong resident of Dayton, passed away on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.
He was born on May 30, 1942, a son of the late James William and Elva E. Burchard.
He was of the Seventh-day Adventist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, William Kenneth Burchard.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Louella Step Burchard; three children: James Burchard (Charlene), Bruce Burchard and Christie Allen (James); one sister, Joan Neal (David); two brothers: Edward Burchard (Linda) and Homer Barrett (Berta); eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several other extended family members; and a host of special friends.
A celebration of his life is planned for Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Graysville Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4261 Dayton Ave., Graysville, with Pastor Don Richards officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church, Sunday, from 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. service time.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Edward and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.
Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Burchard family with these arrangements.