Earl D "Sonny" Burkett, Jr., age 86 of the Oakdale Community passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020.
A Celebration of Life will be Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 2:00pm from Oakdale Baptist Church with visitation starting at 12:00pm until service time. Interment will follow in Oakdale Baptist Church Cemetery. A visitation will also be Wednesday, March 18, 2020, from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon.
Sonny was born in Jackson, MS on October 25, 1933, to the late Earl D Burkett, Sr. and Mavis Holden Burkett. He was a diesel mechanic for many years and an avid fisherman. Sonny served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Talladega.
He was a devoted father and grandfather and he considered many as his own children and grandchildren. He is survived by his children, Earl “Sonny” D Burkett, III, Wendy Crumbley (Rod) and Terri May (Mike); grandchildren, Jill Farmer Lacey Franks (Joey), Cass Biggers, Kaylen Smith (Kevin); great grandchildren, Arabella Smith, Luke Smith and Gunner Smith; he is also survived by his sister, Joan Burkett Keller. He was preceded in death by a son, Lennis Randall Robbins.
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