John S.  Burch, Jr.

John S.  Burch, Jr. passed away Dec. 2, 2013, in Destin and was to be laid to rest at Forest Hill East in Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 5. He was born Sept 8, 1923, in Belzoni, Miss.

He served proudly in the 2nd Armored Division of the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, he settled in Memphis and drove for Continental Trailways. It was there that he met and married his wife, Bonnie, and raised their two sons, John and Mike.

After their retirement, they moved to Destin where they were active in the community and the Destin United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Bonnie; children, John and Mary Ellen Burch of Riverside, Calif., and Mike and Lisa Burch of Byhalia Miss.; grandson, Cary Dickerson of San Diego; and granddaughter, Haylie, of Byhalia.

A celebration of his life is being planned and will be held at the Destin United Methodist Church at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, please send gift of kind to the Destin UMC Life Center, 200 Beach Drive, Destin, FL  32541.