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Alan Dale Burkhart

(May 3rd, 1960 - March 20th, 2017)

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     Alan Dale Burkhart, age 56 of Chadwick, Missouri passed away Monday evening, March 20, 2017, in his rural home, surrounded by his family and after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 3, 1960 in Greene County the son of Larry Dale and Gwen Sue (Hull) Burkhart. On February 21, 1981, Alan was united in marriage to Becky Townsley and this union was blessed with three children. In 1974 at the young age of 14, Alan was baptized and loved attending church. In his spare time, Alan enjoyed tinkering in his shop building repairing small gas engines and used his abilities to restore and renovate engines for many friends and neighbors. During the summer, Alan enjoyed growing his vegetable garden and being outdoors. Alan was also a devoted employee with Hutchens Industries in Seymour, Missouri for over 20 years. He loved his grandchildren and his family will forever treasure the wonderful memories they created together. Alan is survived by his wife Becky; three children Amber Parker and husband Reuben, Dustin Burkhart and wife Rachel, Autumn Maggard and husband Chance; a brother Ronald Burkhart; ten grandchildren Hannah, Natalie, Chloe, Olivia, Annie, Mildred, Bo, Bryson, Sydney and Elsie; special friends June and Bill Bilyeu, other caring relatives and many friends. Alan was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark with burial to follow in Chadwick Cemetery. According to Alan's request, there will not be a visitation and the casket will be closed. Alan also asked for donations, in his honor, to St.Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. On-line condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com

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