Charles Frederick Burchfield (Fred), age 70, entered into eternal rest on Aug. 1, 2013 in Carrollton, Texas. Fred was born in Dallas County, Texas to Barney and Helen Burchfield on December 12, 1942.
Fred was a dedicated and hard-working man in every aspect of the many work fields he encountered during his lifetime. As a child and early youth he enjoyed all the times he spent with his dad on camping and hunting trips. He loved the outdoors and worked on numerous projects at his county home just outside Canton, Texas. Anything that needed repair or work was never beyond his technology of figuring out how to repair it. In fact, he loved the challenge.
He served 6 years in the United States Air Force, 4 of which were in Vietnam. He was wounded in 1963 and 1965 and received 2 Purple Hearts.
His love and admiration for family and friends was overwhelming. Each of us considered our time with him as one of our greatest blessings and one, we will never forget.
Fred is survived by his wife, Jerri Anne. Fred was extremely loving and proud of his 6 children: Sherry Lynn Lacourse and her husband George of Watauga, Texas; Eric Clement and his wife Sherri of Argyle, Texas; Sharon Ryan and her husband, Tony of Flower Mound, Texas; Terri Fulton and her husband, Mike of Alvarado, Texas; Dale Clement of Corsicana, Texas; and Jamie Calhoun and her husband, Craig of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Fred is also survived by 26 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends at Rhoton Funeral Home, Sunday, August 4, 2013 from 2-5 pm. Funeral Services will be held Monday, August 5, 2013 at 11 am in the Chapel of Rhoton Funeral Home. Interment will take place at DFW National Cemetery at 1 pm.
In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the HALO for Freedom warrior Foundation in Fred's name. www.haloforfreedom.org/donate.html
Arrangements under the Direction of Rhoton Funeral Home.