October 28, 1926 - September 18, 2021
Bill (Koplon Billy) Burttram of Springville, 94, passed away at his home on September 18, 2021. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Velcie Payne Burttram, parents Joseph E. and Mary Frances Drake Burttram, daughter Joyce Voelzke and numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews (he was the youngest of 16 children). He is survived by his daughter Joan Carlisle (Terry) of Indian Springs Village, AL, his son Timothy Burttram (Dawn) of Jonesboro, AR, his grandchildren Sonja Voelzke Rea (John) of Pell City, AL, Daniel Voelzke (Brooke) of Tucker, GA, Rachel Marie Burttram of Los Angeles, CA, great-grandchildren Elisabeth, Emily, William, Evelyn, and Eleanor Rea and Harrison and Claire Voelzke, and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Bill was born in Springville, AL in a home on property adjoining his current farm. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Gadsden, AL, and retired from Connor Steel, Birmingham, AL. Bill was a life-long farmer and was happiest when he was on his tractor plowing, bush hogging, clearing land, cutting hay, etc., and following Alabama football. The funeral service will be Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11:00 am at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church followed by burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held in the cemetery following the service. The family expresses appreciation to Joan Harley for her loving care for “Mr. Bill” over the last 4 years and to Encompass Health & Hospice. To honor Bill’s love of the farm at this celebration of his long life, please feel free to wear overalls, jeans, or other farm work clothes—he was not one to prefer a suit and tie. The family encourages all who attend to please wear a mask and maintain social distance. The family understands if you choose to stay home—please think of us and offer a prayer. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Cemetery Fund , 5537 Washington Valley Road, Springville, AL 35146 or Pinedale Baptist Church, PO Box 973, Springville, AL 35146.
Bill (Koplon Billy) Burttram of Springville, 94, passed away at his home on September 18, 2021. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Velcie Payne Burttram, parents Joseph E. and Mary Frances Drake Burttram, daughter Joyce Voelzke and... View Obituary & Service Information
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