Gerald Reed “G.R.” Burkhead, Sr. passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 at his home in Wilson, Kansas at the age of 62. He was born on December 19, 1955 in Salina, Kansas to the late Cleveland and Ethel (Stillwell) Burkhead. On December 16, 1995 he was united in marriage to Juanita West in Oakley, Kansas. He worked for 22 ½ years as a track laborer for Union Pacific Railroad.
G.R. is survived by his wife Juanita Burkhead of the home in Wilson; sons Jeffrey Burkhead of Aurora, CO, and Gerald Burkhead, Jr. of Wilson; daughter Angelia Burkhead of Salina; and brother Tim Burkhead of Wilson.
He was preceded in death by his parents Cleveland and Ethel Burkhead, and daughter Valeria Burkhead.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Wilson. Burial will follow in the Oakley Cemetery in Oakley, Kansas. Visitation will be from 2:00-8:00pm on Wednesday at the funeral home in Wilson.