Edgar J. Burkholder
Jan 01, 1915 – May 20, 2014
Rev. Edgar J. Burkholder, of Montpelier passed away on Tuesday, May 20th at his residence. He attended Wake Forest and University of Richmond, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He pastored churches in Indiana and in Mecklenburg, Hanover, York, Loudoun, Caroline and Louisa Counties for seventy years.His passion in life was his family and his constant desire to reach people for Christ. He is preceded in death by his son K. Wayne Burkholder.He is survived by his wife of 77 years, Beverly Orr Burkholder, daughter, Jewel Cooke (Curtis), grandchildren, Kendall B. Gammon (Tasha), Jennifer Burkholder, Dyan Bonney (Gene), great-grandchildren, Daisy Gammon, Jack Gammon, Joseph Bonney, Jacob Bonney and his daughter-in-law Sandra Burkholder.The family wishes to thank Heartland Hospice and caregivers, Judy Corker, Patricia Carter and Trixie Keaton along with many friends who shared concern for Rev and Bev during his illness.Funeral service will be held 11am on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Hopeful Baptist Church, Montpelier, VA; family will receive friends one hour prior to service with interment in church cemetery.