Frank Gene Burkett, 81, a resident of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018.
Gene was born in Dalton, lived in Michigan and California, and returned to the south in 1979. Gene and his wife, Karen, were members at Ridgedale Baptist Church. Gene had a great love for cars, airplanes, and motorcycles. One of his greatest joys was singing praises to Jesus.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Burkett and Eula Price Goss, and sister, Patsy Hall
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Karen; children, Susan Marquis, Price Burkett, Les Burkett, Wes Burkett, and Brett Webber; along with 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and niece, Terri Burkett.
There will be a celebration of life memorial service on Friday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m. at Ridgedale Baptist Church, 1831 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.
There will be a visitation prior to the service from 4-6 p.m.