ATHENS – Charles Ross “Charlie” Burkhalter, 72, died Friday, May 28, 2010.
Born in Oconee County and a native of Athens he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George David Burkhalter. He was a self-employed business owner of Burkhalter Trenching and Boring and was a retired racecar driver and avid sportsman. Mr. Burkhalter was preceded in death by a daughter, Wanda Dale Burkhalter; five brothers, Ellis, James, George David Jr., Hubert and Donnie; and four sisters, Kate and Sue Meeler, Sandra Mobley and Helen Hix.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Burkhalter; daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and Buck Alewine, Beckey and Randy Jones and Carol Lyle and her friend John; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Ross Burkhalter Jr. and Dixie Burkhalter, George and Vickie Burkhalter, Jeff and Donna Burkhalter and Rex and Stacey Burkhalter; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ben, Eugene, Mack and Tony Burkhalter; sisters, Thelma Ross, Junita Hinson and Burnice Martin.
Funeral services were held Sunday, May 30, at Lord and Stephens Chapel EAST with the Revs. Larry Dyer, Randy Crowe and Ronnie Healan officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Memorial Park. Pallbearers were grandsons, Ross Burkhalter, Josh Burkhalter, Brent Burkhalter, Blake Jones, Nick Burkhalter, Ethan Burkhalter, Douglas Burkhalter, Camron Lyle and Mitch Alewine.
Lord and Stephens, EAST, was in charge of arrangements.