Mr. Elmer Paul Burdette, age 84, of Brodhead, passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, surrounded by his loved ones.
Elmer was born in Rockcastle County, KY, on August 15, 1937, a son of the late Logan Burdette and Martha Ellen Cornett. He was united in marriage to Edith Brooks on January 11, 1958 - from that union came three children: Raymond, Beverly, and Regina. They enjoyed 53 years together prior to her passing on May 30, 2011. He then married Mary Faulkner on May 3, 2014. He spent his life as an auto mechanic, and a business owner – he was well known for his hardware business: Burdette’s Hardware, where he enjoyed meeting and building friendships with new people. He was a member of the Hickory Grove Pentecostal Church, and in his free time loved going camping and going on scenic drives.
Those left to celebrate his life are his wife of 8 years: Mary Faulkner Burdette of Brodhead, KY; his children: Beverly Harrison (Tim) of Berea, KY, and Regina Looney (Jerry) of Brodhead, KY; his step-children: Patricia Lewis (George) of Livingston, KY, Donna Pigg (Alvin) of Brodhead, KY, and Matthew Faulkner of Livingston, KY; step-son-in-law: Richard Barnes of Livingston, KY; six grandchildren: Julie Burdette, Melissa Ramey (Jason), Brian Bullock (Rebecca), Jonathan Burdette, Ashley Harrison, and Carissa Stallsworth (Teddy); two great-grandchildren: Jagger Stallsworth and Brody Bullock; close friends: Jim Bussell, JR Johnson, and Randal Adams; as well as a host of numerous step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Edith Brooks Burdette; a son: Raymond Burdette; a stepdaughter: Tammy Faulkner Barnes; and siblings: Clayton, Rufus, & JB Cornett, Betty Moore, Cecil and Elsie Burdette, and an infant brother.
Visitation for Elmer Paul Burdette will be Friday, April 22, 2022, from 6-9pm at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals. A second visitation will be held Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Hickory Grove Pentecostal Church, from 11am until the time of the funeral service at 1pm, with Bro.’s Randal Adams, Scott Adams, and Tommy Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Saylor Cemetery.
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