EDWARD WILLIAM “BILL” BURKHALTER, age 57, of Winchester,Tenn., departed this life on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at the Willows at Winchester. 

Mr. Burkhalter was born in Winchester on February 10, 1955 to the late Phil Alva and Mary Frances Shirley Burkhalter. 

He was a graduate of Auburn University, a proud “WAR EAGLE”.   He was a very caring and outgoing person.  Mr. Burkhalter was a member of the Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  

He is survived by his sisters; Edith (Richard) Snyder of Estill Springs and Phyllis Burkhalter of Nashville, dear friend, Oswaldo Mullins of Decatur, Ala.  Aunts;  Retha Shirley McCleskey and Nora Mae Burkhalter of Winchester, Tenn., several cousins. 

It was Mr. Burkhalter’s wishes that his body be donated to The Vanderbilt University Anatomical Department. 

A Memorial Service is scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 23rd, in the Chapel of Grant Funeral Services.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Tennessee Oncology and the Willows at Winchester.

In Lieu of flowers Bill requested any memorial contributions to be made to “Sharing Together Forever” fund at the Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Animal Harbor of Franklin County or the charity of your choice.  

Grant Funeral Service in charge of the arrangements.