Bobby Joe Burt
Services for Bobby Joe Burt, of Hammond, La., will be held onWednesday, March 19, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Riverwood Family FuneralService Chapel in Brookhaven. Visitation will be from 9 until 11a.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Burt, 75, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008, inHendersonville, Tenn. He was born March 11, 1933, to Eddie Burt andMaude Marie Mullins Burt.
Mr. Burt served as a page under Harry Truman in the U.S.Congress. He was a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University,served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict and wasa recipient of the National Defense Service Medal. By occupation,he was a buyer for Dupont Chemical Company in La Place, La. Mr.Burt loved animals, especially his dog “Tiny,” who gave him greatcomfort during his last days on Earth. He also loved to travel andwas very proud to have visited the 48 contiguous United States. Hewas a member of the Protestant faith and First Christian Church inHammond, La., for 67 years.
Preceding him in death was his parents; one brother, CliftonBurt; sister, Catherine Burt; his first wife, Frances Callihan Burtand his second wife Dottie Burt.
Survivors include his daughter, Roxane Atwood and her husbandTim, of Hendersonville; his sister Ida Bess Kneiper, of Houston,Texas, and a host of nieces and nephews.