Anthony Wayne Burnell

Anthony Wayne Burnell

Anthony Wayne Burnell

Anthony Wayne “Tony” Burnell, age 89, of Wilson Lane in Berea, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington. He was born in Madison County, Kentucky on April 7, 1929 to the late J.C. Burnell, Sr. and Ollie Kirby Burnell.

He was the owner and operator of Burnell Grain and Building Company and was a member of the Pilot Knob Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Verna Rucker Burnell; one son, Barry Burnell; one daughter, Carrie Sanders; and one brother-in-law, Fred Davis.

Mr. Burnell is survived by his son, Roger Burnell, of Denton, TX; two brothers, J.C. “Trig” (Betty) Burnell, Jr. and William (Janet) Burnell; and two sisters, Etta Davis and Lula (Lloyd) Viars. He is also survived by several caregivers: Loretta Powell, Haley Litten, Beverly Bray, and Vickie Spivey; and special friends: Angie, Wesley, and Jordan Chasteen.

Funeral services for Anthony Burnell will be held at Lakes Funeral Home Berea on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Greg Lakes officiating. Burial will follow in the Berea Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening, June 8, 2018 from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Those serving as pallbearers will be: Jordan Chasteen, Wesley Chasteen, Larry Goodrich, Jim Dause, Darrell Tate, and Kenny McHone. Honorary pallbearers will be: Pooch Lakes, Jason Burnell, and Martin Ramsey.

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