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Norman (Corky) Luther Burdette, age 74, of Kingston

Norman (Corky) Luther Burdette, age 74, of Kingston, went home to be with the Lord Friday, May 20, 2016 surrounded by his family. He was born October 27, 1941 in Dayton, Tennessee and attended Rockwood High School & Kingston High School before moving to Illinois to work for General Motors. After retiring from Electro-Motive in Hodgkins, Illinois, he moved back to Roane County and was a member of Rockwood Rotary Club and The `2000 Club. He was also a member of Southwest Point Baptist Church and had sung bass for various gospel groups over the years. Corky loved going to auctions and flea markets and was an avid sports fan. Preceded in death by his parents, Lee Edward & Lottie Pendegraph Burdette; brother, Junior Burdette; sister, Naomi McNure; brother-in-law, Everette Plemons.


Son & Daughter-in-law Brian & Jenny Burdette of Lockport, IL

Daughter & Son-in-law Tammy & T.K. Begeske of Lockport, IL

Grandchildren Dustin Mathis & Dylan Begeske

Shannon Burdette & fiancée, Tony Estes

Colton Burdette, Amber Burdette & fiancée, Corey Finney

Great-grandchildren Zayden and Zola Burdette

Sisters Helen Grasham of Rockwood

Mary Tuggle & husband, Pete of Rockwood

Leona Plemons of Kingston

Brother Gary Grasham of Bedford Park, IL

Brother-in-law Billy McNure of Rockwood

Special Friend Cynthia Fletcher of Kingston

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 23, 2016 at Fraker Funeral Home in Kingston with funeral service following at 7:00 p.m., in the chapel with Pastor Douglas Hawkins officiating. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net . Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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