Jerry Burkhammer

Jerry Lee Burkhammer

Thursday, January 21st, 1937 - Monday, November 9th, 2020
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Jerry Lee Burkhammer, 83, of the Smith Run Community in Weston, West Virginia passed away peacefully on Monday, November 9, 2020 following a brief illness. He was born January 21, 1937 in Weston to the late Boyd “Red” Burkhammer and Ruth (Turner) Burkhammer.

He married his wife of 63 years, Annabelle “Ann” (Ratliff) Burkhammer on February 22, 1957 at the Brownsville Methodist Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by his two children, Jill L. Shaffer (Mark) of Parkersburg and Jerry L. Burkhammer, II, of Glenville; his most precious grandsons, Andrew Cory Shaffer (Kate), Zachary Adam Burkhammer, Adam Keith Shaffer and Ethan Ward Burkhammer; his most recent bundles of continuous joy, his three great-grandchildren, Adaline Lacy Shaffer, Shyann Elizabeth Burkhammer and Henry Mark Gerald Shaffer.

Jerry is also survived by one sister, Judith F. Meffert (Roland), two nephews, R.W. Meffert (Mary Elizabeth) and Ryan Wesley Meffert; one niece, Renee W. Hardcastle (Mark); three brother-in-laws, three sister-in-laws, special family members, Chris, Cheryl and Carla Turner and their children, and several others nieces and nephews.

Jerry graduated Weston High School in 1954, where he played football for the Minutemen. While in high school, Jerry joined the National Guard at the age of 16 and served for 9 years. After graduating, Jerry chose to forego a scholarship to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh to continue serving his country. Jerry was a member of the Weston Jaycees and was very involved in youth athletics. He coached Little League Baseball and Basketball for many years. Jerry was elected to the Lewis County Board of Education in 1973 and served 6 years.

Jerry retired from Equitable Gas in 1999 after 38 years of service. In his retirement, he enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, bowling and woodworking, all of which he enjoyed even more with his children and grandchildren by his side. While Jerry has always had a proclivity for socializing, he thoroughly enjoyed his time these last few years with everyone at Giovanni’s. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends and all who were fortunate enough to know him.

Due to the risks associated with COVID-19, a private viewing and service will be held for the family and officiated by Pastor Bryan Groves at Hardman Family Funeral Home on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. The gravesite rites immediately following the service will be held at Peterson Cemetery in Weston at 12:30 p.m. and will be open to all who wish to meet the family at the cemetery to pay their respects. Online condolences and life stories in memory of Jerry may be expressed at

Hardman Family Funeral Home of Weston, WV considers it an honor and privilege to serve the family of Jerry Lee Burkhammer.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 14th, 2020 |
    Saturday, November 14th, 2020
    Private Visitation
    Weston,, WV
  • Service

    Saturday, November 14th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, November 14th, 2020 11:00am
    Private Family Service in Funeral Home Chapel
    730 N Main Ave,
    Weston,WV, WV 26452
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Bryan Groves
  • Interment

    Peterson Cemetery
    Graveside service will be open to the public for anyone who may wish to pay their respects.


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Karen randolph

Posted at 02:28pm
Dear Ann and family, so sorry for your loss! Jerry was such a wonderful person and neighbor. He will be greatly missed here on Smith’s Run. The Randolph and Harvey family

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Posted at 10:03am
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Becky Chapman

Posted at 09:29am
Our deepest condolences to you all. Rod has many fond memories of time spent with Jerry and your family.

May God’s Peace surround you with comfort,
Rod and Becky Chapman

kent morrison

Posted at 11:48am
Ann and family,
We are very sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. We always enjoyed spending time with you and Jerry when we came to Weston. We will always remember Jerry's wit and the knack he had to make the time you spent with him very special !
Jann and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family on your loss. We will get in touch with you the next time we are in Weston.
Kent and Jann Morrison

Dena Kline

Posted at 10:22am
Sorry For your loss... He loved to pick on me when I visit my dad (Dana Finster) at work.... Very Sweet Man! He will be missed..
Thoughts and Prayer with your family... Hugs!
Dena (Finster) Kline ( Dana and Nancy Finster's Daughter)

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