Neal W. Burdette, Jr., age 90 of Lancaster, passed away June 28, 2016, at Fairfield Medical Center. He was born on July 21, 1925, in Newark, to the late Neal W. and Mary L. Noel Burdette, Jr.
He was a World War II US Army Air Corps veteran receiving a Purple Heart and a retired schoolteacher.
Neal was a graduate of Lancaster High School, Class of 1943; and The Ohio State University, Class of 1951. He taught at Amanda Clearcreek High School, Millersport High School and Boys Industrial School.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Association, 40 et 8, American Legion Post 11, and VFW Post 1516.
Neal is survived by his nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law, Jan Andrews of IN. He is preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Jean Camp Burdette; parents; and sister, Natalie Hoffman.
Per his request, Caring Cremation(r) has taken place by the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home and Crematory, Lancaster. A graveside service will be held Friday, July 1, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Forest Rose Cemetery with the Lancaster Veterans Burial Detail conducting military rites at the cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Jean M. Burdette Scholarship Fund, c/o The Fairfield Foundation, 162 E. Main St., Lancaster, OH 43130.
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