Saturday, August 15, 2015

Ottis Wayne Burchfield

Otis Wayne Burchfield, 75, left to be with our Lord surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at his residence in McCool, Mississippi. Visitation will be Sunday, August 16, 2015, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 17, 2015, at Doty Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Odom officiating. Additional visitation will be the day of the service at the church from 9 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow in Doty Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Ethel.

Mr. Burchfield was born May 12, 1940, to Ople and Iva Curtis Burchfield. He was a member of Doty Springs Baptist Church of Ethel; and he was a retired salesman.

Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Syble Burchfield; his daughter, Melinda Stevens of Richland, Mississippi; his son, Terry Burchfield and wife, Jenny, of McCool; and daughters, Sherry Sullivan and husband, Thomas, of Braxton, Mississippi; Michelle Freeman and husband, George, of McCool; and Amy Whiteley and husband, Donald, also of Richland. One of his greatest joys was being “Pawpaw” to 13 grandchildren: Alisha Freeman Watts and husband, Kevin; Grayson Freeman; Hannah Grace Freeman; Ashley Hutson and husband, Bill; Emily Stevens; Deardra Carpenter; Breanna Pickle and husband, Cliff; Madison Burchfield; Isabel Burchfield; Tom Sullivan; Jamie Bradshaw and husband, William; Jamie Whiteley; and Adam Whiteley. He has five great-grandchildren: Peyton Watts; Gracie Sullivan; Hunter Bradshaw; Nicholas Harris; and Rowan Pickle. Mr. Burchfield was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Larry Wade Burchfield; his sister, Jane Wylie; and two grandsons, Donald Wayne Whiteley, Jr. and Thomas Wayne Sullivan.

Serving as pallbearers will be William Bradshaw, Tyler Bullock, Jimmy Childers, Grayson Freeman, Bill Hutson, Cliff Pickle, Tom Sullivan, Kevin Watts, Adam Whiteley, and Jamie Whiteley. Memorials may be given to Doty Springs Cemetery Fund, c/o Judy Horne, 2937 Attala Road 5120, Ethel, MS 39067 or to Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children, Office of Development, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at