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Date published: 7/2/2014

John 'J.B.' Burchell

John E. "J.B." Burchell Sr., 88, of King George County passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Sitter & Barfoot Veteran Care Center in Richmond.

Mr. Burchell was born in Berthaville, King George. He had retired as a personnel director at NSWC Dahlgren after 40 years. He was U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, having served as an aviator and bombadier, flying 51 missions in Italy and southern Germany during World War II.

J.B. was an avid gardener and a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, King George, and Sacred Heart Chapel, Dahlgren; American Legion Post 89, King George Lions Club; Rappahannock Community Services Board; and the King George Fall Festival Committee.

J.B. was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Burchell, and parents John and Lillian Burchell.

Survivors include a son, John "Jay" Burchell Jr. (Joanne) of Chester; a daughter, Debbie Johnson (Earl) of Manassas; a sister-in-law, Sarah Burchell of Colonial Beach; three grandchildren, Julie Cowan of Clarksville, Tenn., the Rev. Father Jason Burchell, U.S.N., of Arlington and U.S.A.F. Capt. Joseph Burchell of Great Falls, Mont; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 3, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, followed by a rosary service.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, July 4, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, officiated by the Rev. Father Jason Burchell. Interment will follow in Historyland Memorial Park in King George.

Memorials may be made to the Richmond Fisher House Foundation, 300 Arboretum Place, Suite 660, Richmond, VA, 23236.

Please sign the online guest book at nashandslawfh.com.