Ellis Darby Burchell, 83 of Athens, died Monday at Limestone Health Facility. Mr. Burchell was born November 20, 1933 in Limestone County to James Arthur Burchell and Nellie Frances Spry, he was retired from Flowers Bread Company and ConAgra Foods. He was a US Army Veteran, serving in the Korean War, he was a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal. Ellis loved to fish and play with his grandchildren. He loved his family and loved anything sweet! He was a quiet reserved person, very soft spoken, and never had a bad word to say against anyone. Mrs. Burchell loved cats and had one favorite cat named Chico for over 12 years. Ellis was the only person Chico would let pet her and she would follow him all over the yard when he went outside. The family is truly honored and blessed to have had Ellis as our father, father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather. Services will be 11AM Thursday at Spry Funeral Home Chapel with David Jones officiating, burial in Myers Cemetery with Military Honors, visitation is from 6-9PM Wednesday and Thursday from 10AM until service at Spry Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Josh Burchell, Jesse LeCroix, Jake LeCroix, Chris Lamar, Matthew Lamar, Jacob Burchell, Samuel Burchell, Calvin Redus. Survivors: Children: Greg Burchell, wife Susan, Kim LeCroix, husband Scottie and Scott Burchell, wife Monica. Grandchildren: Stephanie Redus, husband Calvin, Josh Burchell, wife Whitney, Jesse LeCroix, Christopher Lamar, Matthew Lamar, wife Payton, Jake LeCroix, Jacob Burchell, Samuel Burchell and Grace Burchell. Great-Grandchildren: Ava Redus, Luke Redus, Cooper Burchell and Easton Burchell. Brothers: Clayton and Doug Burchell, sisters: Mavoline Skipworth, Lyla Joyce Giddins, Laverne Martin and Judy Beddingfield. Preceded in death by parents, six brothers and sisters and his beloved wife of 41 years, Leois Baugher Burchell.
Published on February 7, 2017