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Lonnie Burkett

Sep 10th, 1945 - Jan 31st, 2020

Visitation:  6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Private burial will take place at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Xenia


     Lionel “Lonnie” Burkett, age 74, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away Friday, January 31, 2020, at his home.

     He was born September 10, 1945, in Clay County, the son of Lionel A. and Thelma (Hunley) Burkett.  Lonnie married Joyce O’Dell in May 1965, and they celebrated 54 wedding anniversaries.  Joyce passed away January 9, 2018.

     Lonnie owned and operated the family business, Burkett/Highway 50 Truck Sales for over 40 years.  In his spare time he enjoyed dirt track racing, fishing, camping, and seeing his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

     He is survived by 3 sons: Johnny & Linda Burkett of Rinard, David & Tammy Burkett of Xenia, and Jerry & Angie Burkett of Xenia; 9 grandchildren: Terra & Rocky DeWitt of Willow Springs, Missouri, Amanda Schell of Flora, Heather & David Gonzalez of Alabama, Nick & Denise Burkett of Flora, Gary Burkett who is currently stationed in Afghanistan, Elizabeth & Dylan Sill of Omega, Emily & Clayton Plumlee of Flora, Amber Burkett and Jarrett Burkett of Xenia; 10 great-grandchildren: Luke, Logan, Xavier, Xander, Javaughny, Aiden, Hendrix, Desie, Taytum, and Braiden; a brother-in-law: David & Carol O’Dell of Valley View; a sister-in-law: Yvonne O’Dell of Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and 3 siblings: Shirley Scarbrough, Robert Dale Tolliver, and Sandy Thompson.

     Friends and family are invited to a visitation from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Private family burial will take place at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Xenia.  Memorial donations are suggested to assist the family with expenses and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Carla Eastberg

February 1st

AWESOME man. Always there when i needed my var fixed. RIP Lonnie

Jim Kurtz

February 1st

Rest in Peace, my friend. Lots of memories from our time at FTHS. Say hello to Virgil for me, please.

Bill and Robin Atwood

February 1st

I liked Lonnie, I loved hearing his racing stories! Good man and a great competitor!

Butch & Velma Akes

February 2nd

Deepest sympathy extended to all the families.

Herbie/annie lewis

February 2nd

So sorry for your loss

Patrick O'Donnell

February 2nd

Prayers 🙏 for you all.he will be greatly missed..

Janice tolliver

February 2nd

Uncle Lonnie we will miss you Fisher up there with Aunt Joyce now and your other sister and brother love and miss you wish I could have been there for you love you

Marty & Peggy Leigh

February 2nd

Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Carl & Tina Persinger

February 2nd

Lonnie was a Good Man, I enjoyed his company every time I seen him, he had a lot u could learn from, he will be missed by many! Prayers for the Family.

Joker And Sheri Schaefer

February 3rd

Never know what to say at times like this? However all you can do is try to comfort the ones you care about. Lonnie and Joy are together now. Hopefully you all can find some peace and comfort knowing that? Did not see them as much as I could of , But still some of my fondest memories 💕

Bill an Linda McKinney

February 3rd

So sorry to hear of the passing of Lonnie, he always got to work on our cars and truck if they needed anything done, was a great person , condolances to all the family.

Mike Hockgeiger

February 3rd

Few times I met him he seemed like a good man. Wish the family comfort in these difficult times.

Gary and Rita Cooper

February 4th

We are So Sorry for your Loss...

Robert & Rachel Young

February 5th

Our prayers are with you

Brenda Miller & Kevin Wells

February 5th

So sorry for your loss. Your mother and dad were such good friends and were family. I will never forget all the good memories I had with your family. May God help you. Love, Brenda & Kevin

Norma &Ivan Barnett

February 5th

Lonnie was a very good man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family.



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