Billy Ray Burchett

BURCHETT Billy Ray Burchett, 85, of Prestonsburg, KY, widower of Shelby J. Rowe Burchett, passed away September 26, 2012. Bill was born on December 21, 1926 to the late W.L. Burchett and Anna Wells Burchett. He was a U.S. Army veteran and worked for Columbia Gas Systems in Columbus, OH, retired in 1991. Bill and his wife Shelby were married for 35 years and lived in Columbus. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Fitzpatrick First Baptist Church in Prestonsburg, KY. Bill was an avid golfer and a member of the Stonecrest Golf Club and loved to play any chance he could. Bill is survived by his brother, Robert L. Burchett; and sister, Orella McGuire, both of Prestonsburg; and many extended family members in the Columbus, OH and Pikeville, KY areas. He will be sadly missed by all. Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 29, at the CARTER FUNERAL HOME in Prestonsburg with Tommy Reed officiating.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Oct. 6, 2012