J. George Burkhalter, age 36, of Mt. Vernon, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in Pierce County. He was a native of Wheeler County and lived in Glenwood and Mt. Vernon all of his life. He was a truck driver, but was a drywall installer most of his life.
Burkhalter is survived by one son, Jacob “Cane” Burkhalter of Soperton; his father, Herman Burkhalter of Baxley; his mother Janice Harper and Tony of Higgston; one sister, Anita Williamson and Mitch and their daughters, Harley and Cassie, all of Vidalia; one step-sister, Christy Brinson of Soperton; two step-brothers, Tony Harper, Jr. of Vidalia and Shawn Harper of Soperton; a special friend, Patrice Herrin and her daughter Taylor; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
The funeral service was held Saturday, June 1, at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with Pastor Buddy Griner and the Reverend Michael Smith officiating. Burial followed in Snow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Wheeler County.
Pallbearers were Anthony Carey, Nathan Burkhalter, Jim Curry, Michael Chambers, Jr., Michael Gillis and Tony Harper, Jr.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Community Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 2277, Vidalia GA 30475.
Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home of Vidalia was in charge of arrangements.