Obituary for Arvil Burkhart Jr.

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Arvil Burkhart Jr.

December 28, 1958 - June 6, 2017

Arvil Burkhart Jr., age 58, passed away all too soon on June 6, 2017. He was a resident of Unionville.

Arvil was born in London, Kentucky on December 28, 1958, to his parents, Arvil Sr. and Mary K. (Cornett) Burkhart. He was a 1977 graduate of Brown County High School and worked as a Machinist for I.C.R. in Indianapolis.

Arvil was a collector of many things and was a classic car enthusiast. He was a fan of drag racing and demolition derby. Arvil loved his family and enjoyed playing Santa Clause for his grandchildren during Christmas. He also enjoyed spending time with his dog, Molly and his cat, Miss Kitty. Arvil felt a strong need to help children suffering from medical hair loss and would donate his long hair to Locks of Love.

Arvil is survived by his parents, Arvil & Mary Burkhart Sr. of Martinsville; children, Robert (Jill) Burkhart and Brett (Bobbi) Burkhart both of Bloomington, Rachel (Clyde) Sizemore, Courtney (Aaron) Wentworth and Charlotte (John) Mosley all of Brown County and Joshua (Ashley) Turner of Louisiana; companion, Diana Rotino of Trafalgar; siblings: Sonya (Lyle) Wilson and Deborah Johnston both of Martinsville, and Donna Burkhart of Franklin and 15 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Diana Lynn Burkhart.

The Rev. Mickey Smith will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Nebo Memorial Park Cemetery in Martinsville.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Arvil to the Brown County Humane Society, PO Box 746, Nashville, IN 47448.    

Condolences may be made to the Burkhart family at

Information: (812) 597-4670



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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, June 9, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017

Time: 10:30 am

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: December 28, 1958
Died: June 6, 2017

Condolences for Arvil Burkhart Jr.

Julie Jewels Martin posted on 6/7/17

Thoughts and Prayers for Sonya, Lyle, Donna, Debbie, and the rest of his Family and Friends♡♡ R.I.H.Arvil Jr.


Sherrie Mitchell posted on 6/6/17

Really, really special man. He put a smile on the face of everyone he met.


Bill and Lisa Craig posted on 6/6/17

In memory of a wonderful person Who cherished family and friendship you will be missed by us all.


Nancy Couch posted on 6/6/17

You will never be forgotten my friend. You are one of a kind


BUSTER JEFFERS posted on 6/8/17

Will miss my friend Arvil ,had some good times RIP my friend . Prayers to the family


BUSTER JEFFERS posted on 6/8/17

One funny guy , had a lot of fun RIP my friend


Jeffrey Gerholt posted on 6/7/17

Praying for the family for comfort.


Terresa Branham posted on 6/9/17

My sympathies. From, Terresa (Terri) Branham BCHS CLASS OF 77


Tracy Chandler posted on 6/7/17

I am so sorry for the sudden loss of this dear, dear man! He was the most TRUE and REAL friend on this earth. He loved his family and children, grandchildren and his pets so much! My heart goes out to all that knew and loved him.


Steve & Val posted on 6/7/17

We are so sorry to hear of your loss and are thinking of you at this time in our prayers.


Mark and Karen Mitchell posted on 6/10/17

You kind heart and big smile and Family is your legacy. We were glad to know you and are celebrating your Homecoming. Blessings to those mourning. May you feel the Arms of Christ around you.