Harry Edward Burchett, Sr.
August 27, 1934  -  July 21, 2018

Harry Edward Burchett, Sr.

Terpening Son Mortuary
611 W. Grand Ave.
Artesia, NM  88210
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Harry Burchett, 83, beloved Husband,Father, Step-Father, Grand Father,Brother,Cousin and Friend Was called to his eternal resting place on July 21, 2018. He entered this world on August 27, 1934 in Stambaugh, KY, born to Bill and Alaphaire Burchett.

Harry came to Artesia, New Mexico in 1961 from Springfield, Ohio. He worked at the Potash Mines and was an Avid Treasure hunter.He was a member of The Community Of Christ. Harry was a baseball coach for many years and was considered a "Dad" to many. Harry will always be remembered as the man who always had a smile on his face who was always looking for ways to brighten anyones day even if he didnt know you. He never met a stranger and had a heart of gold.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 2:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m at Terpening and Son Mortuary. Cremation will take place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

He is survived by his wife Maria Burchett of the family home, Sons Sean Burchett and wife Faye from Sweet Water, Texas, Harry Burchett Jr. of Artesia, New Mexico, Don Burchett of Artesia, New Mexico, James Burchett of Artesia, New Mexico, Joseph Ray Burchett and wife Pam of Kimberly, Idaho. Daughter Jerri Burchett of Artesia, New Mexico, Step Sons Gerardo Camargo of Artesia, New Mexico, Alfonso Sifuentes and wife Trista of Artesia, New Mexico, Step Daughter's Sylvia Hernandez of Artesia, New Mexico, Margarita Tesillo of Kansas City, Missouri, Marisela Esparza and husband Marco of Roswell, New Mexico, numerous grand children and numerous great grandchildren.

Harry was Proceeded in death by his parents, first wife Billie Burchett, Daughter Karen Sue Burchett, Son William O'Neil Burchett, step sons Juan Sifuentes and Homer Hernandez.


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  1. Helen Rose

    You were a great part of are family we love you and all will miss you but no your with Family in Heaven .You were always willing to listen and try to help others see the good in everyone not the faults. Will always love you Rip now as your journey and pain is no more as you fly with the Lord .

  2. Janet McHenry
    Buffalo, MO

    You will be missed so much. I enjoyed it when you came to the store and had coffee. You always had that wonderful smile and always kind words. RIP my friend.

  3. Tom and Pam Petterson
    Artesia, NM

    Harry, will always be remembered for his quick smile, kind words, Andrew his wonderful spirit. Going with Tom and Harry on tresure hunting was interesting and listening to their stories of the things they got into made me wonder how the survived.Tom will miss his friend and treasure hunting buddy. I will miss him also

  4. Conrad Acosta Sr

    My memories are all good... and impactful in my life .... I always consider Mr Burchett as a second Dad.....

  5. Pat Carpenter
    Odessa, TX

    I send you my condolences during this difficult time Uncle Harry was a wonderful man with a heart of gold and always a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed by all those family and friends who were blessed to have known him! I am keeping your family in my prayers and asking Jesus to keep his loving arms wrapped around each and everyone one of you blessing each one with his love peace and comfort now and in the days to come. I love the Burchett family! God bless you all!

  6. Sam
    Artesia, NM

    Your dad was an amazing man and he will be greatly missed. I never saw him that he didn't give me a hug and always had a smile on his face!!! Love and prayers for the whole family!!!

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