February 12, 1946 - August 31, 2021
MIKE BURKHEAD Pinson, TN: Harry Michael Burkhead age 75, passed away August 31, 2021 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was born February 12, 1946 in Henderson, the son of the late L.T. and Jessie Melvina Ridley Burkhead. He was a 1964 graduate of Chester County High School. He worked the family farm growing up. He became dispatcher for the Chester County Sheriff’s Department and then he became Deputy Sheriff for several years. In 1983 he became Director of the Chester County Emergency Management retiring in 2011. Concurrently he worked as Fire Chief of Chester County Volunteer Fire Department. He married Louise Buford on May 7, 1984. They made their home in Chester County. He was a member of the Faith Fellowship Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a Charter Member of the Chester County Rescue Squad, a volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol, a life member of the NRA and a life member of Sons of Confederate Veterans and Ham Radio Operator- who loved sending Morse code all over the world. His call sign was K4TC. He served in the TN Army National Guard from 1964 until 1966. Mr. Burkhead is survived by his wife, Louise Buford Burkhead of Pinson; a son, Chris Roberts (Kelly) of Henderson; two grandsons, Hunter Roberts and James Taylor, Jr. (Kayla) and two great grandchildren, Cason Taylor and Kinsley Taylor; a brother, Douglas Burkhead (Pat) of Henderson and Danny Joe Woods of Henderson; a sister, Delores Hatch of Henderson and Helen Weaver (Daryl) of Burkburnett, TX and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Keith Burkhead and a sister, Dorothy Turner. Funeral Services will be 1:00 PM Friday, September 3rd at Faith Fellowship Church with Bro. Ken Frye officiating. Burial will follow in Hearn’s Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Faith Fellowship Church 9:30 AM until 1:00 PM service time on Friday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hardeman Adoptable Animals, 202 Country Club Lane, Bolivar, TN 38008 are to a animal shelter of your choice. Shackelford Funeral Directors of Henderson 731-989-2421
MIKE BURKHEAD Pinson, TN: Harry Michael Burkhead age 75, passed away August 31, 2021 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was born February 12, 1946 in Henderson, the son of the late L.T. and Jessie Melvina Ridley Burkhead. He was... View Obituary & Service Information
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