John Burdeshaw - A Man Who Served His Community - Passed AwayRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Sep 04 2021 8:00 PM
HALEBURG-HENRY COUNTY: In the July Henry County Commission Meeting, Chairman David Money and members of the Henry County Commission, along with Alabama Forestry Commission honored a man who served Haleburg and Henry County for 25 years.
Mr. John Burdeshaw served the Haleburg - Henry County citizens as a VOLUNTEER for 24 years. The Henry County Fire Association also recognized Mr. Burdeshaw for his long VOLUNTEER SERVICE in service to save lives and property.
Mr. Burdeshaw served over 30 years with the 115th National Guard in Dothan. Mr. Burdeshaw worked to map addresses in Henry County for E911. Over 25 years at Haleburg station number 3. Mr. Burdeshaw also served in his church, Camp Springs Baptist Church, for over 30 years as a Deacon.
When Br. Burdeshaw started as a VOLUNTEER in the fire service, when dispatched to a fire it was like “You remember where Mr. Doe lived two years ago? Turn left there, go around the curve and will be on the left just before that old barn”. That is one reason Mr. Burdeshaw worked with E911 to map the HENRY County addresses in order for the call to be “Structure Fire 3523 Highway 95 South, Cross Roads A and B”. A orderly fashion to make sure every citizen would get quick response for their emergency needs.
Mr. Burdeshaw passed away September 1. The Funeral Services will be Sunday Afternoon, 2 PM at Wright Funeral Home and Crematory in Headland. Following the service fireman will place the body of Mr. Burdeshaw on a Fire Engine where he will be carried to Camp Springs Baptist Church for burial.
Mr. Burdeshaw was born in Houston County. He lived in the Camp Springs Community for most of his 79 years of life. Mr. Burdeshaw was a 1960 graduate of Headland High School.
Mr. Burdeshaw was a farmer and most of his 79 years he was most happy on his tractor doing something on his land.
TO THE FAMILY, on behalf of all he served while serving as a Volunteer Fireman with the goal to save lives and Property - THANK YOU for loaning your husband, your dad, to the Haleburg - Henry County community and guests. I am sure several meals and family times in the 25 years got interrupted for him to serve.