US Army

Burl Finas Becraft

February 4, 1931 ~ April 27, 2020 (age 89)


Burl Finas Becraft, 89, of Mt. Sterling, died Monday, April 27 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.  He was born in Montgomery County on February 4, 1931 to the late Clay Becraft and Bertha Reffitt Fitch.

Burl was a lifelong resident of Montgomery County and of the Christian faith.  He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War having earned the KSM with two bronze campaign stars and the UN Service Medal.  Upon returning from the war Burl worked as a mechanic at Shell's Service Station, raised tobacco and owned and operated Burl's Body Shop.  He enjoyed flea markets, trading in guns and knives and was a vender at October Court Days for most of his life.  Burl loved spending time with his family and they will miss him dearly. 

He is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Fern Hall Becraft of Mt. Sterling; one son, Wayne Becraft of Mt. Sterling; two daughters, Carolyn Hart (Michael) and Laura Parks (Richard) both of Mt. Sterling; one brother, Harold Becraft of Warsaw, Indiana; one sister, Maudie Becraft of North Middletown and four grandchildren, Ashley Becraft, Melissa Becraft and Bethanie Becraft all of Mt. Sterling and Lucas Hart of Highland Heights.

There will be a private memorial service at Coffman Funeral Home & Crematory.  Committal service to follow at a later date.  Pastor David Dooley will be officiating.

Honorary Pallbearers will be made up of Burl's grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the American Legion, 1091 Winchester Road, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky 40353.

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