Harry W. Burkepile, 88 years old, of Shermans Dale, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2015. He was born February 22,2027 in Perry County to Samuel and Ruth (Reisinger) Burkepile. He had worked for Carlisle Tire and Rubber and Snap on Tool. He was an Army Veteran of WW II and a lifetime member of Newport Social Order of Owls. He attended Pine Grove Church of God and enjoyed bowling, wood crafting, fishing, hunting and dirt track car racing.
Harry was preceded in death by his beloved Dorothy Burkepile and is survived by his son, Thomas H. Burkepile of Shermans Dale; daughter, Wanda Culley of Shermans Dale; sister, Blanche Bousum of Mechanicsburg; grandchildren, Jacob and Michael Burkepile and great grandchildren Grace Mae-Jo Burkepile and Lucas Morales. He was preceded in death by brother, George Burkepile and sister, Vera Kistler.
Services will be held on Friday at the David Myers Funeral Home, Newport with a viewing from 1 PM until the funeral at 2 PM with Dr. Gary Shue officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery with Military Honors by the Perry County Military Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to St. Jude's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.