Douglas “Mack” Burkhalter, 80, of Lexington passed away Thursday, January 19, 2023.
Mack was born January 10, 1943 in Athens to the late George David and Flora Mae Burkhalter. He retired from Athens-Clarke County and Oglethorpe County Road Department as a heavy equipment operator. He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman and was an expert race car builder.
Mack was preceded in death by his late wife Linda Burkhalter; brothers, George David Jr., Donnie, Hubert Elder, Ellis, James, Charlie, Eugene, Ben and Tony; sisters, Sue Meeler, Katie Mae Meeler, Helen Hicks, Sandra Mobley, Bernice Martin, Thelma Ross and Juanita Henson.
He is survived by his wife, Tina Burkhalter; sister in law, Shirley Burkhalter; several nieces and nephews and his hunting buddy Jason Rager.
The family will receive friends Saturday beginning at 2:00 PM at the graveside at Athens Memory Gardens, 5195 Lexington Road, Athens, 30605. Services will follow at 3:00 PM.
The family would like to extend a warm thank you to the St. Mary’s Hospice House staff for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Arrangements by Lord and Stephens, EAST.
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