Robert " Bob " Burchard, age 77, of Winder, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carol M. Burchard of Winder. He is preceded in death by his parents, the late Howard G. and Grace Coon Burchard. He was a member of the Winder Wesleyan Church and the Joy Fellowship Senior Citizens Group. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and the Air National Guard, serving as a staff sergeant in Germany during the Berlin Crisis. He was a native of Syracuse, NY and graduated from Minoa High School as Valedictorian in 1953. Visitation will be held Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 6 until 9 PM at Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA . Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2 PM in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with the Reverends Rick Shockley, Greg Moore and Al Garvin officiating. Entombment will be at Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens, GA, following the service. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.