of Greenbrier, AR
October 31, 1938 - July 29, 2023
James Carthel Burkett, 84, of Greenbrier passed away peacefully on July 29, 2023. He was born October 31, 1938 in Greenbrier to the late James Clarence and Ethel May Burkett. James graduated from Greenbrier High School. He retired after 40 years at Arkansas Best Freight as a truck driver. James was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. Everyone who knew James, knew he was the master of all trades; he was always working on something and could do it all. James enjoyed doing leatherwork and being a member of SSAS shooting club, his alias was Arkansas Traveler. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife of 37 years, Shelby Jean Burkett; brothers, Jerry and John Burkett and grandson, Justin Palazzo. James is survived by his wife of 30 years, Patsy Burkett; children, Lesa (Shayne) Finch, Charlotte (Mark) Madding, James Clayton (Heather) Burkett, Julie (Len) Vanin, Stephanie (Bill) Brown; fourteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; two-great-great-grandchildren; sister, Jimmie Lee Burkett and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00pm Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home in Greenbrier. Funeral Service will be at 10:00am Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home with burial following at Thorn Cemetery in Greenbrier, Arkansas.
Iâ€™m so sorry for the passing of Uncle Jim. I hope my Dad Jerry and Uncle Jim are reunited and having a wonderful time together.I pray that God gives each of you the strength and comfort you need at this time.Love,Lynn
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God bless all of your family.
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
I was so sad to hear of Jimâ€™s passing. He was a very nice man, and I am happy and honored to have known him. I pray for the peace and comfort only God can give to all of you.
Charlotte,Sorry to hear about the passing of your Father, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.May God give you strength and show you love through this difficult time. Kathy & Fraser Richards
CharlotteSorry to hear of the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.Kind regardsTeresa
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. God Bless and know that we are thinking of you.