|Birth: ||Jan. 4, 1921|
|Death: ||Dec. 21, 2005|
Columbus Republic 23 Dec 2005
Burnell Hedrick died peacefully at Hickory Creek Nursing Facility in Columbus on Dec. 21, 2005.
Burnell was born Jan. 4, 1921, in Nashville and was a longtime resident of Brown and Bartholomew counties. He married Mary Jane Harris in October 1943.
Having served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army in World War II, he participated in five battle campaigns in the European theater of operations and had landed on Normandy Beach.
Burnell had worked for Noblitt-Sparks before World War II and later worked for 35 years at Cummins Engine Co. He retired as a manufacturing engineer in fuel pump operations at Cummins. He built over 16 custom homes in Bartholomew and Brown counties, many with Bedford stone all around.
Burnell loved to hunt and fish. From an early age, many people knew him by his nickname, "Buck."
In later years he worked a fourth-generation farm of 80 acres in Brown County. There he raised corn, soybeans, hay and had a small farrowing operation. He dabbled in the production of tobacco and had an apiary.
Burnell enjoyed animals and always had a dog and cat about the farm. On his farm he raised a large garden, more than his extended family could use. Having been a child of the Depression, he was generous and shared the bounty and fruits of his labor with many friends and neighbors.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike. Calling will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Tuesday.
Mr. Hedrick will be laid to rest beside his wife in Mount Zion Cemetery, Van Buren Township, in Brown County.
Memorials may be made to Brown County Humane Society.
Online condolences may be made to the Hedrick family at www.barkesweaverglick.com.
Mr. Hedrick's surviving family includes sons, Ronald Burnell Hedrick of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Bernard Lee Hedrick of Angola, Ind., and Michael Dean Hedrick of Nashville; and a daughter, Teresa Jane Robinson of Lafayette. Also surviving are a brother, Virgil Hedrick, and a sister, Pauline Cox, both of Columbus; four grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
Mary Jane Hedrick, his wife of almost 60 years, preceded him in death in March 2003. Also preceding Mr. Hedrick were his parents, William Henry and Eva Lena Hedrick; a brother, Belva Paul Hedrick; and sisters, Beatrice Henderson and Edell Axsom.
William H Hedrick (1892 - 1972)
Lena Eva Fulk Hedrick (1894 - 1967)
Mary Jane Harris Hedrick (1926 - 2003)
Edelle Hedrick Axsom (1918 - 2002)*
Burnell Hedrick (1921 - 2005)
Belva Paul Hedrick (1928 - 1929)*
Mount Zion Cemetery
Van Buren Township
Created by: Elliott
Record added: Jul 02, 2007
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