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Jack Burlingame

03/07/1938 - 06/01/2020

Obituary for Jack Burlingame

Jackie Lee Burlingame, 82, of Sedalia passed away Monday, June 1, 2020 at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia.  He was born on March 7, 1938 in Sedalia, the son of James Harold and Dorothy Elmeta (Dietzman) Burlingame, who preceded him in death.
On September 26, 1959 in Sedalia, he was united in marriage to Linda Sue Hefner, who resides of the home.

Jack held several jobs during his life, starting with: furniture mover and long haul truck driver, meat cutter at Roseland Meats and Hughesville Locker & Processing, Missouri Pacific Railroad as a Carmen/welder and ending his career at Waterloo Industries. But the job he loved the most was umpiring girl’s fast pitch softball and men’s slow pitch softball for the Sedalia Parks and Recreation department. After retirement he traveled with his brother Eddie on the carnival/fair circuit running his lemonade stand.

If you knew Jack, you knew he was the biggest prankster and joke teller ever! One learned very quickly when he said “pull my finger” you would only fall for that trick once! He loved to fish and would go to Buffalo Cove and catch crappy and catfish all day long if you let him. Jack never met a stranger and would help anyone in need. Sometimes going without, so others had what they needed. Jack had a very special bond with his dogs and always had one sitting on his lap.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sisters, Betsy Bass (Raymond) of Lee’s Summit and Augusta Guth of Kansas City, KS; son, James Burlingame (Tracy) of Marshall, and daughter, Melynda Roberts of Newport News, VA; four grandchildren, Shawn Burlingame, Matthew Burlingame of Marshall, Jamie Butterfield of Sedalia, and Sara Mattingly of Newport News, VA; nine great-grandchildren and numerous close family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Eddie Burlingame of Kansas and Edna Schell of Sedalia, who helped raise him.

A Celebration of Life gathering of family and friends will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.



Celebration of Life

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Jack you will be missed, sorry to miss your service, sending my love and best wishes to the family.
- Ronald Thomas
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.I knew jack along time and he was a goodles man God bless
- Debi lutgen fann
Very sorry to hear.i loved jack and his sense of humor.heaven just gained one onry angel.
- Bobby Schlup
So sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Bumped into him @ LeMaires, visited awhile this March after many years. So what a surprise to hear. Condolences !
- The Plummer’s
Prayers for your family. So for your loss.
- Floyd Hern
I have so many memories of Jack from when I was just a kid! We loved going to their house during summer! He was definitely a prankster and full of jokes! RIP Jack you will be missed dearly! Sue my prayers are with you and your family! The Moose stand at the State Fair will never be the same! I'm sorry for your loss
- Sherry Pope
Yes I remember working with this guy!! To know him, is to love him
- Jane Robinson
Our love and condolences to Uncle Jacks family. We will miss his contagious smile, laugh, and sharp wit. We were honored to have known him. Miss you Uncle Jack. Rest In Peace.
- Carol Hooks
Jack was a rock for me when I was trying to take care of my mom. Always there when I needed. We were cousins and neighbors too. Sending my love to his family and know he is with Eddie and Aunt Edna. R.I.P. my dear cousin .
- LaVonne Nieman

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