Kenneth Gary Burchett

March 10, 1941 ‒ May 05, 2019

Galion, Ohio


Kenneth Gary Burchett, 78, of Galion passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019 at home. He had been in declining health.

Born March 10, 1941 in Auxier, Kentucky, he was the son of Lonnie and Myrtle (Baldrige) Burchett.  He married his high school sweetheart, Deanna (Wicker) Burchett on November 23, 1962 and she survives.

He was a graduate of Prestonsburg High School in 1959 and drove truck for Four Sisters Meat Company in East Point, Ky. for 14 years. He then worked for the former Galion Iron Works and Komatsu Dresser in Galion.  He was a former member of the David Baptist Church in David, Ky. Gary enjoyed fishing, spending time outdoors, racing and was devoted to his family.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by daughters, Karen (Damon) Schramek and Sandra Kaye (Thomas) Williams; sons, Gary M. Burchett, Kenneth R. Burchett and Stephen L. Burchett all of Galion; nine grandchildren, Matthew Burchett, Seth (Jennifer Davis) Williams, Samantha (Max Bays) Williams, Kayla Schramek, Alexandrea (Joe) Roque, Shelbie (Mason) Flohr, Tiffany (David Fairbairn) Burchett, Andrew Burchett and Corbin Kemle; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Phyllis (Barney) Walker and Bernadette (Norman) Conn all of Prestonsburg, Kentucky and a sister-in-law, Carleen Burchett of East Point, Kentucky.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers, Bob Burchett, Ronald Burchett and Dennis G. Burchett and a sister, Loretta Blackburn.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 10 with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Association or the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Kenneth Gary Burchett, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • To Dee and family, I am really sorry for your loss. Gary was one of my best friends. I really enjoyed working with him at the galion iron works , and for all the good times we shared with the family in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. He will really be missed, and you have my prayers and condolences.

  • We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Crystall Wilson and family

  • Burchett family, I’m so sorry for your loss, sending prayers to all of you.

  • Karen I am so sorry to here about the loss of your Dad Sending Prayers for Comfort .

  • We are so sorry for your loss. We will be preying that the Lord brings you comfort and peace.