Kaleb Nathanial Burwinkle, 28, Hannibal, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in his home.
Kaleb was born Feb. 20, 1991, in Quincy, Ill., to Andy Burwinkle and Kamber Lackey.
Survivors include his father and mother, Andy Burwinkle (Robyn), Palmyra; his birth mother, Kamber Lackey, Quincy; grandparents, Sharon Burwinkle; Palmyra, Craig and Cheri Weyermann, Quincy; and Virgil Lackey (special friend, Jana Hassen), Palmyra; great-grandmother, Geraldine Lackey, Shelbina, Mo.; brothers, Kody Burwinkle, Palmyra; and Jake Mann (Tiffany), Enid, Okla.; sister, Sydney Burwinkle, Palmyra; best friend, Genevia Haley; aunts and uncles, Jenny Burwinkle, Kimberly Lackey, Jeff Lackey (Carrie), Josh Lackey (Kim), Betsy Gustison (Tony) and Mandy Cramsey (Chad); and numerous cousins and extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Keil Burwinkle; grandmother, Jean Trenter; uncle, John Lackey; and great-grandfather, Henry Lackey.
Kaleb was a 2009 graduate of Hannibal High School in Hannibal, Mo.
Kaleb truly loved his job and all of the residents at Bristol Manor.
An imaginative soul, he had many hobbies and activities he enjoyed. Some of his favorites were reading fantasy books like Wheel of Time and the Shannara series books by Terry Brooks along with playing Skyrim Series, and Destiny Series on his gaming system.
He loved to collect any kind of knives and coins and Anime and took great pride in helping people.
Kaleb cherished picking on his little brother and spending time with his family. His granddads, Keil, and Virgil, along with his dad and best friend influenced him in many ways throughout his life.
Kaleb was Christian by faith.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Pastor Bill Hafner will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.
Pallbearers will be Kody Burwinkle, Jake Mann, Donnie Crew, Corey Pontius, Jared Pontius and Dakota Damron.
Honorary pallbearers will be Morgan Haley, Emma Booher, Braxten and Kayzley Rowsey, Isabelle and Anthony Gustison, Kylee and Katie Cramsey, Blake Whitaker and all the residents of Bristol Manor.
Friends and family are invited to Kaleb’s life celebration at a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Marion County Library, subdistrict #1 (Palmyra).
Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com.