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December 28, 1939 – July 12, 2023

Willard “Wink” Thomas Burkett III, 83, of Chester, VA, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard T. Burkett II and Lois Lorraine Luke; sister, Laurel Lannes; and his brother, Pedro Burkett. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Cynthia Burkett; daughter, Jaqueline Burkett Glen; sons, Timothy Pittman and Willard “Will” T. Burkett IV. Wink was a U.S. Navy veteran, and loved the water and boating. He was a loving husband and devoted father. He always tried to help everyone in need. Never met a person he didn’t know. Condolences may be registered at