Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home 519 Locust Street Owensboro, KY 42301 Phone: 270 684-9891 Fax:270 684-9894 Email: Name: TomCheyenneBurdette Age: 61 Address: 6101 Jack Hinton Road, Philpot, Ky. Date of Birth:June 6, 1947 Place of Birth: Daviess County, Ky. Date of Death:November 13, 2008 at 9:35pm. at Place of Death:His Home, surrounded by family and friends after a lengthy illness. Occupation: body shop, owner & operator Veteran: Vietman-1967-1968 USARMY Was a member of: President of Daviess County Fish & Game from 1981 to 2002; Member of the League of Kentucky Sportsman and Sportsman of the Year in 1999; Hunter Safety Course Master Instructor; Life Member of the VFW Post 696; Member of AMVETS Post 75; Member of American Legion Post 254 in Rockport, Indiana; Kentucky Colonel Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star, two purple hearts, combat infantrymans Badge 1st Award, Sharpshooter Rifle Ml4, Ml6. Preceded in death: Father: Grover Burdette, March 25, 1992 Brother: Jim Burdette, November 21, 2001 Survived by his wife: Shannon Chalfant Kelly Burdette Daughters: AndoraMissyDavis and her husband, Jerry Sons: James Burdette and his wife, Samantha Grandchildren: Jordan, Jacob, Jamin Kylee, Kathryn and Justin Mother: Dora Burdette Sisters: Ann Castlen and her husband, Tom Linda McDonald and her husband, Steve Barbie Wade and her husband, Tony Mary Bartlett and her husband, Danny all family members from Owensboro, Ky. Services:10:00am. Monday November l7, 2008 at St. Joseph & Paul Catholic Church Visitation: 2:00 to 8:00pm. Sunday at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home 8:00 to 9:30am. Monday at the funeral home Prayers:4:30pm. Sunday Minister: Rev. Carl McCarthy With Full Military Honors by VFW Post 696 honor guard FAMILY REQUEST EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY IN THE FORM OF DONATIONS TO: Lou Gehrig's ALS The ALS Association, 2375 Fortune Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40509 envelopes available at the funeral home On line condolences may be left at

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline


  1. May our brother rest in eternal
    peace, and let the Perpetual
    Light shine upon him…

    …’PSALM 23′

  2. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Tommy was a great guy and fun loving. He will be miss.

    Cindy Q. McComas and Anita Quiggins

  3. Tom,

    We never met. I am a grandson of Addie Lee Burdette-Hines. My mother, Mary Martine Hines-Claffy, was your fathers 1st cousin. She always spoke of him very fondly. I too am a veteran of the Vietnam war. May your journey now be peaceful and may two

  4. I was so sorry to hear of ‘Big Tommy’s’ passing. He was a fun loving prankster, willing to help anytime he could.

    We have lost three of the ‘ol gang’ now this year, my husband Jerry ‘Hillbilly’ Bailey, Bernie ‘Boog’ Bittner and now Cheyenne…

    I c

  5. To the Burdette Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.
    Tom will be missed by a lot of people.
    We were neighbors for a long time
    and I went to school with ANN.
    Sorry again for your loss.
    The Board Family

  6. To Linda and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Tom.
    I know he won’t have to suffer any more and he is going to a better place.
    You and your family are in our prayers.
    Tommy Board

  7. To Linda and Family,

    With deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

    Whitney & Cindy Steele

  8. To my Burdette family,

    I am sorry to hear about Tommy.As you know you are and well be just like my second family.Tommy will be missed for the little things, the pranks,and jokes he loved doing on everyone.

    He is now resting peaceful.With God,Mr. Bu

  9. You will be sadly missed by all. We had lots of good times together at the VFW.
    May God be with your family and give them strength. Shannon take care and God Bless you.
    Mike and Debbie Mcknought

  10. I want to offer my condolences to all of the Tommy Burdette family. I grew up in the same neighborhood and remember Tommy as always having a smile and wanting to make you laugh. I know he sure knew how to work on cars as he fixed my junkers many times. Ne

  11. Wish I could think of the right thing to say, but words never seem to be enough. The days ahead will be as hard as the days in the past if not harder. Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you Shannon and your family in this time of great loss.

  12. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to your family. My late husband John Quiggins was a friend of Tommys as was I. He was a great guy and lots of fun to be around. May God Bless you all.
    Diamond Quiggins Dukes

  13. i was three when i lost him, now im finding this and seeing how much everyone loved him. i wish i got the chance to make memories i could remember. i was told that he was one of my favorite people. i miss him and wish i could see my papaw and be able to make the memories you all have with him. – kathryn

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook