November 29, 1918 ~ January 5, 2003

Born in: Madison, Wisconsin,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville - Lloyd R. “Buck” Burkett, Lt. Col. USAF, Ret., of Deerfield, died Sunday, January 5, 2003. A native of Madison, Wisconsin, he was a son of the late Oscar and Pearl Iams Burkett. Mr. Burkett was retired from the US Air Force and was a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Mazie Spiller Burkett; a daughter, Bonnie Burkett Wasserboehr and her husband, David F. Wasserboehr of Greensboro; one granddaughter, Sara Ellen Wasserboehr and one sister, Charlotte Burkett Odegard of Encinitas, California; one niece and three nephews. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday in St. Giles Chapel at Deerfield conducted by the Revs. Morgan Gardner and David Morgan. His family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., WNC Chapter, 3 Louisiana Ave., Asheville, NC 28806 or to Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ‘Burkette’ was always a pleasure to work with at the SC Employement Security Commission.

  2. Dear Mazie,
    We were so sorry to hear of Buck’s death. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We share in your sorrow and we care.
    Love, Gail and Claude Southard

  3. Dear Mazie and Family, We were sorry to learn of your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sue & Archie Cochran, Jr.

  4. Mazie, Bobby & I were so sorry to hear of Buck’s death. I really enjoyed the ACT shows we did together. Please come to Anderson and visit us at Central. Penny Mayfield

  5. Mazie, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. I know your friends at Stone Creek Cove share in your sorrow. I know Buck will be missed. I hope it will help to console you that we care and think of you often. Sincerely, Wendy and George Musson

  6. Dad,
    Thanks for your unselfish and resolute service to our country. Because of people like you we are a free nation!
    Will miss you
    Love your son-in-law

  7. Maize,
    Darwin and I were so sorry to read of Buck’s death.
    We still miss you and Buck as neighbors. Darwin & Lillian Wright


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