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Anthony “Tony” Burkhart March 30, 1954 - January 4, 2021

Anthony “Tony” Burkhart, age 66 of Ozark, Missouri passed away peacefully, Monday morning, January 4, 2021 in his home. He was born March 30, 1954 the son of Bill and Mary (Walker) Burkhart. On February 12, 1988 he was united in marriage to Eileen Lamberson.

After 40 dedicated years to the City of Ozark, Tony retired and enjoyed being with his family. He loved to be outdoors, hunting, fishing and teaching his sons and grandsons everything he knew about life. If Tony wasn’t at home, he loved to frequent the local gun shops or gun shows where he was always known for his “ wheelin and dealin”. However on Sundays, Tony was practicing his faith and worshiping the Lord at Selmore Christian Church. Tony also loved to travel to the beach and the mountains with his beautiful wife, Eileen. Tony will be sadly missed but will live on forever in the hearts of his loving family and many friends.

Tony is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 32 years Eileen; three sons Chris Burkhart and wife Sarah of Walnut Grove, Jeff Burhart and wife Melody of Blue Eye, Christopher (Scooter) Hodges and wife Vicky of Ozark; a daughter Jessica Gentry of Ozark; a sister Patricia Burkhart of Rogersville; eleven grandchildren Makaylee and husband Cody, Ryan, Madison, Coltin, Gabe, Marissa, Aleeah, Constance, Hunter, Helena and Galilee; two great-grandchildren Gracyn and Heavin.; other caring relatives and many friends.

A Memorial Visitation for Tony will be 6:00 to 8:00P.M. Monday, January 11, 2021 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. The register book will be available for signing from noon until 8:00 P.M. or online signing is also offered. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com

Masks are required at all times as well as social distancing is suggested.



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    Patricia Burkhart Girardi says

    Tony (Bub) was the best brother that a little sister could have. Time with him was always full of laughs. Jeep rides in the woods, showing me how to skin a squirrel, holding the briddle of ole Red as I climbed into the saddle, scaring me with a fruit bat he had caught.. There were tears too, but to many smiles to even think about them. When our dad died he stepped right into place to be the one I would go to when life beat me up or for advice that every little girl should have a dad for. As I got older and life happened we lived it knowing the other was just a few minutes down the road and doing the same thing. With the age of facebook we got to share a lot with each other. The craziness of this last year put a damper on a lot that he and I talked about, but through it he was still able to make way to the woods and share it with me as he did so many. Leukemia became a fact of life for his whole entire family. But he dealt with it as he did with anything else ” it is what it is”. With his wife and his kids he had a top notch support system. If you had something to trade, a knife or a gun, you knew my brother. I could go on and on.y heart is heavy for all that knew and love Tony. There will be a hole that nothing will be able to fill.

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    Fred Hedgpeth says

    I graduated Ozark High with Tony in 1972.He lived two blocks east of me we had many good times with go-carts and building small electric motors and messing with carbide lamps, which he used to coon hunt with him Dad. He was always fun to hang with in high school, and very kind. condolences to his family, RIP Tony

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    Rick Gardner says

    Tony was an outstanding employee of the City of Ozark for many years. I did not know him well but knew of his accomplishments and reputation. This community will miss a fine man!
    Rick Gardner

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    Connie & Loyd Todd says

    Sincere condolences to the entire family. It was always a pleasure to visit with Tony. While serving on City Council, I found him to be knowledgeable about projects and dedicated to protecting the citizens’ investments in public works. He had a servant’s heart. May he rest in peace now that his work is done. Your family will be in our prayers.

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    Dolores Lamb says

    When I worked for the City of Ozark and I needed the history of an area, Tony was a wealth of information. When you talked to him, he always left you with the information you needed and a smile. I send my Sympathy to Tony’s family. He will be missed.

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    Veggies Abney says

    Jeff so sorry. Thoughts and prayers for the family.