Joseph Walter Burdell, Jr., 91, son of Joseph Walter Burdell and Dollie Caskey Burdell, born September 1, 1923 in Granite City, Illinois passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 in Cary, NC.
Mr. Burdell was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Ida Wilson Burdell; son Michael Joseph Burdell; brothers John Charles Burdell, Sr., Donald Emmett Burdell and a sister, Hilda Ann Malter. He is survived by a brother, Lawrence Kneezel of Bloomington, IL; 2 sisters, Rachel Pemelia Martin of Lake Mills, WI, Naomi Virginia Sallee of Crestwood, KY and 9 children -- Cheryl Burkett of Macclesfield, NC, Brenda Noland of Alberta, Canada, Jessie Hall of Elm City, NC, Jonathan Burdell of Scottsdale, AZ, Alice Davis of Lillington, NC, Joel Burdell of Clovis, NM, Pamela Burdell of Baltimore, MD, Janice Doughman of Riverton,NJ, and Penelope Burdell of West Memphis, AR; 20 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Glenaire Retirement Community. Rev. Jody Welker of the Kirk will officiate. For complete obituary see,