James “Philip” Burba Sr., 85, of New Haven, passed away Sunday May 1, 2022 at Baptist Health Hardin Hospital in Elizabethtown. He was born July 14, 1936 in Culvertown, former employee of Seagram’s Distillery for 36 years, and a lifetime farmer. He was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, he walked with Jesus to his heavenly home, and now in Heaven, you are pain free and have the sight to see and strength to do all things you love with 10 toes. This is your time to enjoy your fishing, hunting, gardening, and playing aggravation.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Chester Burba Sr. and Mary Alena Donahue Burba; and nine siblings, Walter Burba, Bobby Burba, Leroy Burba, JC Burba, Mary Ann Fowler, Lorraine Clark, and infants, Doris Jean, Kathleen, and Leona Burba.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marilyn Thomas Burba; seven children, Debbie Burba, Cathy (Kenny) DeWitt, Jimmy (Karen) Burba, Karen (Terry) Hutchins, Ricky (Patsy) Burba, Donna (David) Puckett, and Alan (Donna) Burba; nineteen grandchildren; forty-three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and four siblings, Louise Gootee, Agnes Mattingly, Rita (Pat) Lamkin, and Ronnie Burba.
His Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Friday May 6, 2022 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, with burial in St. Thomas Cemetery. Rev. Steven Reeves will officiate. Visitation will be 3 – 8 pm Thursday May 5 and 9 – 10:15 am Friday May 6 at Barlow Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may go to St. Thomas Catholic Church or American Parkinson Disease Association.