Robert C. Burdick Sr.

Published 9:42 pm Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Robert C. Burdick Sr., 85, passed away on Aug. 13, 2016. He was born in North Carolina to the late Carl E. and Surrie O. Burdick and lived most of his life in Roanoke. Robert was an architect and retired from Hayes, Seay, Mattern and Mattern. He was also a Korean War veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Regina McDowell.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Barbara R. Burdick, of Suffolk; daughter, Pat Hillman and husband, Chuck, of Suffolk; son, Robert C. Burdick Jr. and wife, Renny, of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jennifer Gurley and husband, Don, Sean McDowell, Ryan McDowell and Erin Burdick; great-grandchildren, Ryan Patrick, Joshua Winter, Teagan McDowell, Kayleigh McDowell, Meghan Gurley and Amanda Gurley.

A funeral service will be held Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at 6 p.m. in Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be held on a later date at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be offered to Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 Center Drive No. 102, Norfolk, VA 23502. Condolences may be offered at

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