Obituary: Kaleb Nathanial Burwinkle, 28, of Hannibal

Kaleb Burwinkle
Posted: Aug. 30, 2019 9:25 am

Kaleb Nathanial Burwinkle, 28, of Hannibal, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Pastor Bill Hafner will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.

Friends and family are invited to Kaleb's Life Celebration at a visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.

Kaleb was born Feb. 20, 1991, in Quincy, Ill., to Andy Burwinkle and Kamber Lackey.

Survivors include his father and mother, Andy Burwinkle (Robyn) of Palmyra; his birth mother, Kamber Lackey of Quincy, Ill.; grandparents, Sharon Burwinkle of Palmyra, Craig and Cheri Weyermann of Quincy, Ill., and Virgil Lackey (special friend, Jana Hassen) of Palmyra; great-grandmother, Geraldine Lackey of Shelbina; brothers, Kody Burwinkle of Palmyra and Jake Mann (Tiffany) of Enid, Okla.; sister, Sydney Burwinkle of Palmyra; best friend, Genevia Haley; aunts and uncles, Jenny Burwinkle, Kimberly Lackey, Jeff Lackey (Carrie), Josh Lackey (Kim), Betsy Gustison (Tony) and Mandy Cramsey (Chad); and  numerous cousins and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Keil Burwinkle; grandmother, Jean Trenter; Uncle John Lackey; and great-grandfather, Henry Lackey.

Kaleb was a 2009 Graduate of Hannibal High School in Hannibal.

Kaleb truly loved his job and all of the residents at Bristol Manor. An imaginative soul, he had many hobbies and activities he enjoyed. Some of his favorites were reading Fantasy books like Wheel of Time and the Shannara series books by Terry Brooks along with playing Skyrim Series, and Destiny Series on his gaming system. He loved to collect any kind of knives and coins, Anime and took great pride in helping people. Kaleb cherished picking on his little brother and spending time with his family. His granddads, Keil and Virgil, along with his dad and best friend, influenced him in many ways throughout his life.

Kaleb was Christian by Faith.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Palmyra Public Library.

Pallbearers will be Kody Burwinkle, Jake Mann, Donnie Crew, Corey Pontius, Jared Pontius and Dakota Damron.

Honorary pallbearers will be Morgan Haley, Emma Booher, Braxten and Kayzley Rowsey, Isabelle and Anthony Gustison, Kylee and Katie Cramsey, Blake Whitaker and all the residents of Bristol Manor.

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