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“Neal was a co-worker of mine for several years. I am so very sorry for your loss.He was always friendly, laughing and up-beat. I know he will be...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Edna Pennington - Chilhowie, VA

“Neal was a great friend. We had a lot of fun going to school in Sugar Grove. He wa a good friend with my late husband, Bill Barker. Your family...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Iris Barker - Bethlehem, GA

“RIP! Rest in Heavenly peace Cuz. May you forever sleep in peace. Tell our family who is up there waiting on us I miss them all dearly. You left to...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Tammy Mazza-Feliciano - Millville, NJ

“Peggy And Angie, I am so sorry of the loss of Neal. I FEEL YOUR PAIN. May God's love comfort you in the days ahead. ”
4 of 22 | Posted by: Claudine McCormick - Chilhowie, VA

“Peggy Angie and family so sorry to hear of Neal...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Tommy Gentry - Chilhowie, VA

“Neal was so welcoming to me when I found my biological family. He was one of the first to reach out and I enjoyed getting to know him. I will miss...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Jennifer Ellison - Nimitz, WV

“We will so miss Neal and his great humor. As kids we spent a lot of time together and still have kept in contact throughout the years. Peggy, Angie...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Barbara Orrison - Vero Beach, FL

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Good memories of a good guy and great family ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: dick ryan - ELIZABETHTON, TN

“Peggy and Angela: So sorry to hear about Neal. I know he is in Heaven and no longer suffering. Our prayers of comfort to each of you. Love and...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Nancy Sexton - Wytheville, VA

“I am so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Sheila Hagy - Marion, VA

“Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss of Neal. You and all of your family will be in my prayers. ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: Deborah Carter - Floyd, VA

“We were deeply sorry to hear of Neal's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family & may God give them comfort in the days to come. ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Jackey & Betty Hall - Marion, VA

“Along with many others, I thank God for this good man and pray that God give you grace and peace . .. ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: John Graham - Marion, VA - Friend

“So sorry to hear. A great man. Dr. Burke ”
14 of 22 | Posted by: Lillian Burke - Bluff City, TN

“Peggy, Angie and family, May God's love give you strength at this difficult time. Neal was a good friend. All our thoughts and prayers be with you...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Sandra Lowe - Chilhowie, VA

“Peggy, Angie & family, We are so sorry for your loss of Neal. Our prayers will be with you & may your sweet memories be a help in the days ahead,...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Carl & Alma Jean Pennington - VA

“Dear family. So sorry to hear of Neal's passing. Our thought and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time. May God give you...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Lenora & Tom Brown - Chilhowie, VA

“So sorry for your loss. I worked many years at SWSH with Neal. Please let me know if you need anything. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Doris Blevins - Chilhowie, VA

“SO SORRY TO HEAR THIS, NEAL WILL BE MISSED BY ALL, WIFE AND BEST FRIEND PEGGY, YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS, ALSO ANGIE AND FAMILY ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Jackie & Anna Lee French - VA

“We were grieved to hear of Neil passing suddenly. Our condolences to the family. His smile was infectiousHe is with his Lord and Savior now. ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Diana John Ford - Kingsport, TN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God shall supply all our needs.N ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Jim and Nancy Riley

“So sorry to hear of Neal passing remember a lot of good times working with him he was a good friend may god comfort you all in the days ahead ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Dean&Lynn Murdock - Chilhowie, VA


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Neal Edwin Burchett, 72, passed away Monday, July 8, 2019.
Neal graduated from Sugar Grove High School. After graduation he proudly served in the U.S. Army 199th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam. Upon returning home, Neal worked several years at the Southwestern State Hospital. He then worked for the Town of Marion until his retirement in 2008. From an early age, Neal became a self-taught musician. Neal loved bluegrass music and was an accomplished fiddle player and baritone singer with the band "The Bluegrass Gentlemen".
Neal was preceded in death by his parents, John Thomas Burchett and Lilyar Tilson Burchett; father and mother-in-law, James J. Anderson and Beatrice P. Anderson. Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Peggy A. Burchett; daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Joe Robinson of Marion; grandchildren, Megan Robinson of Blacksburg, Alexander Robinson and Hunter Robinson of Marion; brothers and sisters, Ronald and Sadie Burchett of Marion, Mildred and Don Williams of Marion, Johnny and Barbara Burchett of Sugar Grove and Darlene and Ray Rogers of Friendsville, T.N.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Judy and Weets Moore, Mike and Ruth Anderson, Susan and Bill Mason, and Rita and Joe Caudill, all of Chilhowie; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and special extended family also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted 7 PM Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Eller and Rev. Tim Blevins officiating. Graveside services will be conducted 11 AM Sunday, July 14 in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors rendered by Francis Marion VFW Post 4667. The family will receive friends from 4 until 7 PM Saturday prior to the funeral service at the church. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Chilhowie Fire and Rescue, PO Box 5012, Chilhowie, VA 24319 or to St. Judes, 501 St. Judes Place, Memphis TN. 38105.
Condolences can be made to the family online at www.williamsfuneralhomeofchilhowie.com. Williams Funeral Home of Chilhowie is serving the Burchett Family.