David C. Burbey

David C. Burbey Athens David Curtis Burbey, 68, of Athens, died October 4, 2012 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born December 30, 1943 in Detroit and was the foster son of Charles and Augusta Kamin. David graduated in 1961 from Detroit Lutheran High School West and from St. Martin College in Olympia, Washington. He retired from the U.S. Air Force with 24 years of service. He served 18 years as a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and served in Vietnam during 1969. After his active service in the Air Force, David worked as a Criminal Investigator with the Defense Logistics Agency. He also was the Senior Criminal Investigator for the DLA Trade Security Control Resident Office at the Battle Creek Federal Center. David was a member of the American legion, Post 54, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association and the Association of Former OSI Special Agents. David is survived by his wife, Gail L. (Ward) Burbey of Athens; sons, Curtis P. (Tammy) Burbey of East Leroy, LTC Douglas W. (Teresa) Burbey of Maryland; daughter, Dawn L. (Michael) Wilkerson of Battle Creek; 14 grandchildren and many foster children. In his free time David enjoyed woodworking and keeping up with their grandchildren's sports. His annual Christmas display at their home at the corner of Capital Avenue SW and Minges Road were well known in the Battle Creek community. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, October 8, 2012 at Shaw Funeral Home. Funeral service will take place 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the funeral home with Pastor James Codde officiating. Interment with military honors, Fort Custer National Cemetery. Memorials may go to the Wounded Warrior Project. The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home. www.shawfuneralhome.com

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from Oct. 5 to Oct. 7, 2012