Clayton Jackson ("Jack") Burchell, Jr.

Born: Wed., Oct. 15, 1947
Died: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Aug. 26, 2017
Location: Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
Location: First Baptist Church of Whitwell

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
Location: First Baptist Church of Whitwell

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Clayton “Jack” Burchell, Jr. age 69 went to be with his  Lord and Savior on Friday morning, August 25, 2017.  Known to all as Jack Burchell, he was a loving husband, father of two children and grandfather of five.  Jack was born in Athens, AL and moved with his family to Chattanooga at an early age.  There, he graduated from Tyner High in 1965 and entered the service to fight in the Vietnam Conflict in 1967.  While in the infantry, he was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained during combat.  After his service ended he returned to Chattanooga and would marry his wife of 47 years, Becky Rawlston Burchell, in March of 1970.  They had two children, Brian and Kristie and raised them in Whitwell, TN.  He worked for Combustion Engineering in Chattanooga for 46 years which later became ABB and now Alstom.  He was a very active member of his church, Whitwell First Baptist, where he attended since the early 80’s.  Jack was well respected by all for his wisdom, insight, candor, humor and honesty.  He loved watching sports, reading, crossword puzzles, gardening and playing with his grandkids.  He will be sadly missed by those he left behind.

Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Becky Rawlston Burchell; two children, Brian (Tarah) Burchell of Madisonville, Kristie (Daniel) Buchanan of Chattanooga; father, Clayton Jackson Burchell, Sr.; two sisters, June (Hugh) Canella of Elizabethton, TN, Lynn Poe (Wayne Brady) of Harrison; brother, Gary (Sunny) Burchell of Montgomery, AL; five grandchildren, Brandon Burchell, Lauren Burchell, Layla Burchell, Mia Burchell, Seth Hasting; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.  Mr. Burchell was preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle Burchell.

Family will receive friends 4-8PM, CST, Saturday, 8/26/2017 at the funeral home.
                                             1-2PM, CST, Sunday, 8/27/2017 at Whitwell First Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be 2PM, CST, Sunday, 8/27/2017 at Whitwell First Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Massey officiating.  Interment at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper with military honors provided by Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard.

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Matt McDaniel
   Posted Fri August 25, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Matt, Gina .

Kristie and Family, Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. "Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later." Romans 8:18 Love you much - Matt, Gina and Lilli McDaniel

David Quillen
   Posted Sat August 26, 2017
I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Larry Carter
   Posted Sat August 26, 2017
Jack and I shared an office for several years working at Alstom. I never met a better man than Jack Burchell. He was honest, funny, stern, and a inspiration to me. I was supposed to be the boss, but he really was. I respected Jack ,and his leadership more than he ever knew. He lead by example to all of those that knew him. God bless all of the family. We will be praying for you. My mother was a Colston from Whitwell. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry we could not make it to the services as we now live in Florida.

Larry Carter

Paul E. George
   Posted Tue September 05, 2017
I am glad that I know that Clayton is better off being with Jesus and not with us. I retired from Combustion in 1982 and have not seen Clayton since but he often helped with our Bible study group that met at lunchtime .You folks will miss him but if you have given your life to Christ you will see him again,

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