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Charles F. “Charlie” Burchfield, 86

Charles F. “Charlie” Burchfield, age 86, of Mt. Ida, Arkansas passed away on February 24, 2018. He was born on June 6, 1931 to Oba and Ailene Burchfield of Halley, Arkansas.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Ruth Burchfield Clark, brothers Bill Burchfield and Larry Burchfield.

He is survived by his wife Kathy Cook Burchfield, sons Gary Burchfield (Jean Ann), Mark Perry (Valerie), daughters Susan Gilbert (Larry), Laura Kelloms; brothers Jack Burchfield (Debbie), Bob Burchfield (Peggy); eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and a host of cousins and friends.

Charlie attended Dermott High School, played football where he was nicknamed “Saddlehoss”, his team won the state championship in 1947.

Charlie was offered scholarships to University of Arkansas and University of Mississippi but he joined the United States Air Force. He was a Kroger Company store manager at the age of 20 then he began his career with Arkansas Farm Bureau on March 3, 1953 as an agent in Ashley County and was promoted to Agency Manager.  He accepted the position as District Sales Manager in the Southeast area of Arkansas, February 5, 1955.  He accepted the State Sales Manager, Vice President Sales, for the Mississippi Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. on March 1, 1976. In 1993 Charlie retired and moved to Mt. Ida, Arkansas.  Charlie also served as a board member for the Montgomery County FB.

A memorial service will be Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. with visitation immediately following at Joplin United Methodist Church, 59 Mountain Harbor Road, Mt. Ida, AR. All Farm Bureau Insurance agents, and managers will be honorary pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Joplin United Methodist Church, PO Box 89, Mt. Ida, Arkansas 71957 or the Hospice Home Care, 4332 Central Avenue, Suite J, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913

Arrangements are under the care and direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.

Link to Charlies’ Memorial Video



  • Donna Kay Waldrup Odum Posted February 26, 2018 8:22 PM

    Praying for all of you. CF was always really special to me. Loved him and love all of you!!

  • Amelia Ginn Posted February 26, 2018 8:33 PM

    I am praying for Kathy and the family. May you be comforted with happy memories.

  • Paula J Drummond Posted February 26, 2018 8:39 PM


  • David ànd Diane Garrard Posted February 26, 2018 8:41 PM

    Please accept our condolences. May God comfort Charlie’s family.

  • Johnny and Connie Kinder Posted February 26, 2018 8:48 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family

  • Greg Burchfield Posted February 26, 2018 9:44 PM

    Uncle Charlie you will missed dearly. I will certainly miss hunting with you and listening to you joke around

  • Jack and Debbie Posted February 27, 2018 4:42 AM

    We Love You and miss you and always will.

  • Mary Lois Gregory Thomason Posted February 27, 2018 6:38 AM

    So sorry for your loss Kathy. I know what a hole it leaves in your life when you lose your mate. Just lean on Jesus and He will become your rock, husband, provider, comforter. He will keep you under his wings. Say hello to your mom for me.

  • Wayne & Trina Welch Posted February 27, 2018 7:15 AM

    Sorry about your loss. Prayers from the Welch Family

  • Mary Jane Runnels Posted February 27, 2018 11:47 AM

    Kathy, you were so good to Charlie. I know you have so many precious memories. Remembering you at this sad time.

  • Doug and KJ Posted February 27, 2018 3:48 PM

    We love you both❗️(And Rocky👍🏼)

  • Karen Summers Hallmark Posted February 28, 2018 10:13 AM

    Gary, Jean Ann, Susan, and Larry – I am deeply sorry for the grief of losing your Dad. Know that, if possible, I would be there to give hugs to all of you. But, I am sending my love and my prayers.

  • Carole Tarkington Posted February 28, 2018 3:00 PM

    Charlie will truly be missed. He was such a happy, sweet soul. A mountain of a man…Praying for comfort during this difficult time.

  • Rob Owens Posted February 28, 2018 4:31 PM

    Charlie Burchfield spent a whole long day with me in 1959 when I was 7 years old trying to get me up on a set of water skies for the first time. Well, he finally did, and I will never forget him. I was so sorry to see his passing in the paper, but I know he had a great life. He was a great friend to my Mom and Dad, Bob and May Lane Owens. Arkansas Farm Bureau. God’s Blessings to all the family.

  • Charlotte and Billy Pierce Posted March 1, 2018 4:13 PM

    Our thoughts are with you Kathy, we are praying for your comfort. Charlie will be missed in the community and at church. He was always smiling when ever I would see him.

  • Harris mabray Posted March 1, 2018 5:04 PM

    He will surely be missed.

  • Mike (Pinky) and Debbie Chambers Posted March 2, 2018 8:38 AM

    Charlie, thanks for your friendship and guidance throughout the years. I have lots of memories but one stands clear. You took me and Gary on my first deer hunt to Haley we’re the first thing Gary and we did was get your old Scout stuck in the one place you told us not to go. We,had a lot of good times together and I will always remember your kind ways and leadership. Peace and Christ be with and your family always. Love Pinky

  • Laura Hutts Posted March 3, 2018 7:45 AM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you today, Kathy. Love you and Charlie! Donna, Laura, and Lacie

  • Steve Simmons Posted March 3, 2018 3:24 PM

    Let me say, Charlie Burchfield to this day is the best man I have ever known. I considered it a privilege to call him my friend and my brother in law. I will never forget him. May god comfort you Kathy and all of Charlie’s family. I salute you Charie for your life on this earth. Spread your wings and fly until we meet again in a better place.

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