MOUNT AIRY — Mr. Denny Gray Burkhart, 63, of Mount Airy, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Northern Hospital of Surry County. He was born in Surry County on Aug. 12, 1950, to the late Claude and Lillian Hicks Burkhart. Mr. Burkhart was a member of Gospel Mission Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Debra Sensel Burkhart of the home; a stepdaughter, Shawn Collins of Roanoke, Va.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Bruce D'Amico, Shelby Jean Snow, Gary Sensel all of Mount Airy, and Terry Sensel of Roanock, Va.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Mary Sue Burkhart, and Ronnie and Frances Burkhart all of Mount Airy, and Sandra Hendricks of Roanoke, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Burkhart was preceded in death by two sisters, Ava Carol Whitaker and Diane Burkhart. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Gospel Mission Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Young and the Rev. Donald Bryant officiating. Burial will follow in the New Venture Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of the service at Gospel Mission Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Moody Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Mount Airy Newspapers from Dec. 19 to Dec. 20, 2013