In Loving Memory of

John C. Burch

02/11/1945 - 12/13/2014

John Caldwell Burch, 69, of Micanopy passed away Saturday, December 13, 2014. Mr. Burch was a lifelong resident of Micanopy. Mr. Burch was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam War and was a 47 year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 1205 before retiring.

Mr. Burch is survived by his sons John C. Burch, Jr. and J. Dale Burch both of Newberry, a daughter Lauren Wright of Denver, CO, and three grandchildren.

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  1. Ronnie Martin at · Reply

    I was sad to hear of John’s passing. He was one of the best electricians I ever worked with. He knew the meaning of working “smarter not harder”. Had the foresight to identify things and problems before it happened. Always one to crack jokes and make the day go by with a smile on your face. My condolences to John , Dale and Lauren along with thier mother. John will be missed but never forgotten.

  2. Pete Greene at · Reply

    I’m sorry to hear of John’s passing, he was quite the fellow. I have a lot of great memories being on jobs with John, from New York City to GP and Seminole power house in Palatka. I still tell stories of John, in New York. I met John years before the trade, while hanging around a mutual friend Ronnie Hines, at Zuber raceway watching motorcyle races. Made several trips to Daytona bike races with John, Ronnie and several others. John, was also a really good electrician and was good at, as he would say “we got to plan our work and work our plan”. He will be missed.

  3. Al and Tina Schmidt at · Reply

    We knew John for over 40 years. He will be missed by all of us.
    Al and Tina Schmidt

  4. Jim Galloway at · Reply

    John, Dale and Lauren: I was sorry to read of your father’s death, and I hope you all are well.

  5. Gene Culbreth at · Reply

    I guess I’m John’s oldest cousins on his Mothers side of the family (Culbreth’s). If you new Aunt Ina you would know where John got some of his personality. She was her own person as John was and you never had to wander what was on their mind. John and Ronnie Hines rode hard and got put up wet sometime, but they were tough and they could handle it weather you like it or not.. John’s Mother( Ina) and Father (Bob) are interned in the Culbreth plot in Micanopy and I hope John, Dale and Lauren will consider the same for John. I will miss John as anyone else will that new Him will, you couldn’t help but miss him, for one reason or another.

  6. Lee Irwin Culbreth at · Reply

    John and I were first cousins through his Momma Ina who was sister to my father Starling Arthur Culbreth. We spent a good bit of time together growing up as my family came to visit from Gainesville on a regular basis to his family living in Miconopy that included his two older brothers and his Momma at the time. Unfortunately as we grew older we lost touch. I do recall seeing him one time as an adult at a family gathering at my brother Gene’s home. He had his family including his three young children there with him. I remember being impressed by the fact that he was driving a large station wagon at the time as a sign apparently of doing quite well at his trade as an electrician. I have often thought of John over the years but found it extremely difficult to get in touch with him. I am truly sorrow that John has left us and wish to express my condolences to surviving family and friends.

  7. Bob Brown at · Reply

    Very sorry to hear of John’s passing. I worked on a number of jobs with him, and he always had a way of putting a smile on the faces of everyone around him. I was always happy to run into him and my life was richer to have known him. My condolences to his family and friends. I will truly miss him.

  8. Bennie Martin at · Reply

    I was truly sorry to read my friend John’s obit. A few days before I had been looking at the first grade class picture with all of us in it. John was the first fiend that I had in Micanopy when my family moved to there in 1950. I am sorry I lost touch with him after school. I will always remember him and I will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers.

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