Willard Billy Gaithel BurdenBREMEN, KY., — Willard ‘Bill’ Gaithel Burden, 87, of Bremen passed away peacefully on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 3:43am surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. Mr. Burden was born October 27, 1932, in Rosine in Ohio County. He worked road construction at a young age, then went to work at Peabody Coal Company River Queen Mines, operating a D11 bulldozer until he retired in 1992. He was a man of many skills, including mechanic work, and he could build anything. His hobbies included fishing, gardening, and tending to his livestock. He had a love for all animals, especially horses. He also loved listening to traditional country and bluegrass music and playing his guitar. He was a loving, gentle, and patient husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents Sonnie and Pansye Duvall Burden, son Greg Burden, sisters Anna Jean Mackey and Betty Thompson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Nancy Stogner Burden, sons Danny (Kim) Burden and Larry Burden, grandchildren Melinda Burden Hearld, Adam (Brittany) Croxton, Andy (Rebecca) Burden, and Ben (Harlee) Burden, great-grandchildren Alisha-Beth (Kyle) Wade, Joseph (Alissa) Hearld, Hanna Hearld, Ananna Croxton, Brynlee Croxton and great-great-granddaughter Addison Wade.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 1pm at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Mr. Paul Moore officiating. Burial in New Harmony Cemetery in Bremen.

Visitation will be Wednesday after 10am at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Western Kentucky/Heartford House. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com

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