Jim Burchett, age 69, of Fallsburg, KY passed away at Ashland, KY under the care of Community Hospice.
He was born August 12, 1953 to the late Charlie and Lucille (Church) Burchett. In addition to his parents he was preceded by two sisters, Roberta Roberts and Mary Lou (Elisha) Wilks.
He is survived by his wife, Clydetta Burchett. He leaves behind his daughter Kristie (Mason) Fissler and his son, James “Doug” Burchett, stepson Dennis Fannin, and stepdaughter Chasity Fannin that were treated as his own; grandchildren Austin (Josie) Fannin, Austin (Samantha) Fissler, Madalyn Branham who he has been raising as his own; Olivia Fissler, Madyx Grim and great granddaughter Charlotte Fissler.
He is survived by three brothers Ernest (Edith) Burchett, Delbert (Hazel) Burchett, and Charles Ed (Jeannie) Burchett; and three sisters Juanita (Gene) Burke, Martha (Rick) Hacker, and Ruth (Charlie) Kirk.
He leaves behind several nieces and nephews and a host of friends that became family.
He was currently employed as Solid Waste Coordinator for Lawrence County. He sold vehicles most of his life. He was well known for his musical talents, but especially the banjo. He loved Bluegrass and Gospel music. He wrote a instrumental called Shackle Run. He was a member of many bands throughout his life with the last being the Tommy Webb Band.
Jim was gentle, loving, humble, giving, faithful, truthful, respectful, positive and stood for anything good. His strength was strong and he fought so hard to live. He loved life, family, and friends. When he was young there was nothing like a night of coon hunting with a good walker dog. He loved football. Most of all Jim loved the Lord as he gave his life to the Lord on April 12, 2021. God was preparing him for what was to come. He attended several churches and loved them but always came back to Morgan Creek Church where felt so at home.
He fought cancer with strength and courage unknown. His laughter was contagious and could tell a good story and absolutely loved reminiscing with friends and loved ones. He never met a stranger and would start a conversation with anyone. He loved his job and coworkers and they loved him. He was a Kentucky Colonel and would give anyone his last penny. He was raised to honor your word and gave way more than he could afford to give. However if he loaned you money he expected it back, just as he did. Giving came easy and didn’t expect anything in return. He was a soft place to land. He will be so missed and his absence will sting the heart of many. Decisions were so hard for him because he wanted everyone to agree and absolutely no words. He took and took rude people but you knew when he had enough and he would have fought the biggest bear when provoked. Luckily that was nearly nonexistent. He is at peace and for that we are thankful. He is singing in that Heavenly Choir and hopefully playing that banjo. All those that knew Jimmy were truly blessed. He was a example of what we all should be.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday June 21st at 11:00 am at the Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. Glen Vanhoose officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Memorial Gardens.
Friends may visit the family on Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Wilson Funeral Home.
Care for Jim and his family has been entrusted to our family and Wilson Funeral Home.