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John Emory Burdeshaw

January 9, 1942 — September 1, 2021


COLUMBIA…John Emory Burdeshaw, a resident of the Camp Springs Community between Headland and Columbia, Alabama, passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 1, 2021, at his home. He was 79.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 5, 2021, at Wright Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel with Reverend Jeff Brewer, Reverend Larry Elliott, and Reverend Gary Waddell officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 5:00 P.M. Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Wright Funeral Home & Crematory.

Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made in honor of John Emory Burdeshaw to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, , or to the Camp Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 13205 CR 53, Columbia, AL 36319.

Mr. Burdeshaw was born in Houston County, Alabama to the late John Daniel Burdeshaw and Addie Margaret Hasty Burdeshaw. John lived in the Camp Springs area most of his lifetime. He was a 1960 Graduate of Headland High School. He was a member of the Camp Springs Baptist Church. He served his country, and retired from the Air National Guard. He served his community with several years of service with the Haleburg Volunteer Fire Department. He was engaged in farming most of his life. He was happy on his tractor doing something on his land.

Along with his parents he was also preceded in death by a son, John Mark Burdeshaw; his grandson, Noah Burdeshaw; and his brother, Daniel Randolph Burdeshaw.

Leaving to cherish his memories are his wife Dina Woodham Burdeshaw; his daughter, Sandra Burdeshaw Brown (Perry); his son David Emory Burdeshaw (Tracie); his daughter-in-law, Lisa Burdeshaw; his sister, Margaret Lynn Burdeshaw Jordan (Wayne); his sister-in-law, Connie Burdeshaw; his grandchildren, Marcy Burdeshaw McBride (Ethan), Miranda Burdeshaw Godwin (Fred), Shelby Burdeshaw Hawkins (Darren), Bailie Burdeshaw, Brodie Burdeshaw, Colton Burdeshaw, and Jonah Brown; Glenda Creel Burdeshaw Borener, the mother of his children; his step-grandchildren, Stephanie Wynn, Felicia Wynn, and Sam Brown; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Kevin Burdeshaw, Ethan McBride, Dennis Erskine, Bob Blount, Shawn Myers, and Mike Arnold.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the 115th Alabama Air National Guard Unit, Camp Springs Baptist Church Deacons, Haleburg Volunteer Fire Department, and the Henry County Fireman’s Association members.

A special thanks to Cynthia Chambers for her wonderful care for several months, to Perry Brown for picking up when she had to quit, and to the wonderful care we received from Kindred at Home and Kindred Hospice.

John was a good man who was a friend to everyone. He was a generous man and loved his church family and his family. He was happy when the family gathered at his home and enjoyed the love that the family has for each other

His favorite scripture was Matthew 28:18-20. He truly lived that scripture and shared his testimony in quiet ways He has touched a lot of people in his 79 years.

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Saturday, September 4, 2021

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Wright Funeral Home & Crematory

15579 US Highway 431 South, Headland, AL 36345

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Funeral Service

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Wright Funeral Home & Crematory

15579 US Highway 431 South, Headland, AL 36345

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