Emory Gerald Burkhalter, age 75, of Crestview, went home to His Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 27. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on December 26, 1944 and had to moved to Crestview 19 years ago from Dallas, Georgia. Emory was a faithful member of Milligan Assembly of God. He loved his church, he loved his pastor, he loved his God and he adored his wife. He loved and prayed for his children daily.
Emory was proud of the time, that he served honorably in the USAF. He always enjoyed taking trips with his friends and camping.
Preceding him in death are his parents Louie Foy Burkhalter & Margaret Grace Burkhalter and a brother Charles Wesley Burkhalter.
Survivors include his loving wife Juanita Sanders Burkhalter
4 children Stanley Benton Burkhalter, Steven William Burkhalter, Edward Tyson Burkhalter & Courtney Elizabeth Morris
2 sisters Merlin Burkhalter Goss and Sylvia Burkhalter Holland
10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren
A Home going celebration will be held at 6:00PM, Sunday, August 30, from the Milligan Assembly of God with Pastor Mike White officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Emory will be taken to West Cobb Funeral Home in Marietta, Georgia with burial to follow in the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia.
The family requests that if you are feeling ill or have been exposed to COVID-19 to please stay home and express your condolences online or by phone.
Dianne Tomlin (Friend/Family)
August 29, 2020, 12:00 am
My Sweet Sister Juanita,
My heart hurts so bad for you in ghe passing of our dear Emory. Knowing where he is makes it easier to bear for we are going there soon. I thank you both for the first day we met at Milligan Assembly we immediately became lifelong family friends. You both stood by me in the hardest and darkest days of my very life. You never missed a day being with me, whether at home or in the many days in the hospital; and more importantly never failed to pray for me ever!
O. The fun we had playing”Chicken-Foot”. We will never forget those times as much as we did worshipping together and talking about Jesus.
Most of all, thank you for being there for-me when i lost John. Ya’ll always were kind to him when he came to church & prayed for him.when I saw ya’ll ‘ Pastor White sitting together, I knew i could make it for y’all were praying for me. Know for sure that I will be praying for you! I love you my Sweet, Precious Sister. Dianne