William Joseph Burkett
William Joseph Burkett
  • December 10, 1926 - June 26, 2017
  • Columbia, Missouri

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William J. Burkett Jr, 90, Columbia, MO passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, MO.

Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 105 Waugh St, Columbia, MO.

William was born on December 10, 1926 in New Orleans, LA the son of William J. and Lillian (Bourne) Burkett who preceded him in death. He was married in Texas on November 22, 1952 to Elizabeth (Jayne) Burks who survives of the home. He retired in 1987 from Monsanto as a chemical engineer. He also served in the US Navy.

Other survivors include: one son, William Clay Burkett; three grandchildren, Richie Burkett, Beth Burkett and Ben Burkett, He was also preceded in death by two sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 105 Waugh St, Columbia, MO 65201.