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Robert Lee Burkett

1929 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Robert Lee Burkett


Robert "Rooster" Lee Burkett of Pace Florida passed April 10, 2011. Born in Georgiana, Alabama on October 29, 1929 to Henry and Minnie Lee Burkett. Preceded in death by brothers Pete and Jack Burkett and wife Joyce Farrish Burkett. Robert served in the Korean War from 1951-1953 and retired from Monsanto in 1985. Robert found entertainment in fishing, NASCAR, and Alabama Roll Tide football.

Survived by son Bobby Burkett, grandchildren Lyle Burkett (Deanna), Shannon Burkett (Tori ), Shane Burkett (Kenya), and Lindsey Burkett Welch (Corry), great-grandchildren Bella, Leila , and Adyson.

Visitation to be held from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday April 13, 2011 at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel. Funeral Service will be 10:00 am Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Lewis Funeral Home, Pace Chapel with Pastor Ronnie Christian officiating. Burial to follow at Elizabeth Chapel in Chumuckla, Florida. Pallbearers are Tom Leonard, Del Mabire, Roger Kell, Wesley Rutherford, George Guilford, and Mike Cooney.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Apr. 13, 2011
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