On April 22,2022, Hubert “Herschel” Burch, age 89, passed away quietly in his sleep. Herschel was born to Hubert Lee and Onys Audrey Burch on June 22,1932 in Montgomery, Alabama. He is a 1948 graduate of Bay County High School. He spent the next three years at Berry College transferring his senior year to Florida State University from which he graduated with an Accounting Degree in 1953. He retired as a District Manager from Bellsouth in 1988 after over 30 years of service. He was a member of Sertoma Club, the Telephone Pioneers Association, and a longtime member of Cleveland United Methodist Church where he served faithfully on the finance committee, and in recent years, Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church, where he enjoyed the fellowship of the Men’s Group each Friday morning at Papa Jacks. Herschel enjoyed Bridge and playing cards, a manicured lawn, and was a master woodworker, designing and building many heirloom pieces for family and friends for over 65 years. He was an expert at money management and loved helping others achieve their financial goals. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Joan Kelly Burch.
Herschel is survived by son, Scott, and daughter-in-law Dawn of Roswell, GA; and daughter, Karen Pardoe, and son-in-law, Chuck of Buford, GA; his grandchildren: Sarah Marietta, her husband Fisher of Anthem, Arizona; Griffin Carr, his wife Brittany, of Buford, GA; Rachel Burch of Richmond, VA; Regan McShane, her husband, Ryan, of Lawrenceville, GA; and Brian Burch of Roswell, GA; Great-grandchildren: Peter McShane, Charlotte Carr, Madeline Marietta, and James Marietta; brother-in-law, Steve Kelly and wife, Nancy; and many beloved nieces and nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. A Memorial service will be at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 14 at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society in his honor.
To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements By: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA (770) 932-1133.