James A. Burch, Jr., age 85, of Oak Hill, died Monday, November 9, 2020 at his residence. Born in Edgewater to James Alfred and Addyce Tanner Burch, James was a lifelong resident.
A United States Navy veteran, he worked for Johnson Controls in the aerospace industry. James was a fireman crew chief at Cape Canaveral Airforce Station and was a commercial fisherman; he loved to fish.
James was one of the first Commissioners when the City of Oak Hill Charter was reactivated in 1962. He was a founding member of the Oak Hill Volunteer Fire Department and was the President of the Oak Hill Cemetery Association for over a decade.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Dorothy; children, Bruce Burch and his wife Sharon; James Burch III and his wife Karen and daughter, Valerie Burch; 8 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Wayne Kerrison and his parents.
Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 13, 2020 at Shady Grove Church of God, with Brother Jimmy Burch, III, officiating. Friends will be received on Friday, November 13, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to the time of the service at Shady Grove Church of God.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Halifax Health Hospice, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129.
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