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William Burdett

William "Bill" Wayne Burdett, Sr.

MANSFIELD: God saw him getting tired, a cure was not to be. He wrapped him in his loving arms and whispered, "Come with me". He suffered much in silence, his sprit did not bend. He faced his pain with courage, until the very end. He tried so hard to stay with us but his fight not in vain. God took him to his loving home and freed him from the pain.

William "Bill" Wayne Burdett Sr., 73, of Mansfield passed away on Friday morning, January 31, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. The son of William and Erma Burdett, Bill was born August 14, 1940 in Waverly, OH. Bill joined the Navy in 1957. He fought for his country in The Vietnam War. After 11 years of service in the Navy, he was honorably discharged, then joined the Army National Guard and was a proud member until 1988. Bill also worked at Westing House until it closed in 1990. He went on to work and retire from Auto Zone. Bill would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He never met a stranger. If you didn't know him, you felt as though you had known him your whole life when you were done talking to him. Bill enjoyed spending time with his family and his loving dog, Lilly. He was very proud of all his children, you could see him light up when he talked about all their accomplishments. Bill was a loyal member of Mansfield First Assembly Church. He was a great man and will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Diana (nee Majors) Burdett; children, Angela Monroe, William Jr. (Tammy) Burdett, and Anissa Burdett; step-children, Paul (Laurie) Boggs, Bill (Mandy) Boggs, Josh Carpenter, Donyale (partner Sarah Strader) Boggs; grandchildren, Mike Monroe, Seth Monroe, Bryant Monroe, Bailee Burdett, Colin Burdett, Gracie Burdett, Katie (Mitch) Metzger, Tanner Hanuscin, Megan Boggs, Brittany (Jared) Mott, Tara Hanuscin, Tiffany Carpenter, Taylor Carpenter, Leah Boggs, and Cruz Boggs; and his loyal dog, Lilly.

A memorial service will be held Monday, February 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Mansfield First Assembly Church, 1000 McPherson St., Mansfield. Military services conducted by the Richland County Joint Veteran's Burial Detail will be held at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to MedCentral Hospice, 335 Glessner Ave., Mansfield, OH 44903. The Ontario Home of Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to serve the family of William Wayne Burdett Sr.

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Published in the News Journal on Feb. 1, 2014
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