From the Trussville Tribune staff reports
John D. Don Burdett, affectionately known as Poppa, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 86.
Don was a resident of Springville. He retired from South Central Bell/Bell South after 33 years of service. Don was an active member of local AA groups where he mentored several individuals and helped them confront their addictions.
Don was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Sharon Burdett; his parents and two brothers. He is survived by his son, Mike Burdett (Debbie); grandsons, John Burdett (Misty) and Blake Burdett. He is also survived by two great grandchildren, Clayton and Kenna.
The family will receive friends at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville on Friday from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. The service will immediately follow at 12 p.m. The burial will take place at Jefferson memorial’s adjoining cemetery. Pastor Tim Evans is officiating.