Charles Taber “Chucky” Burgdorf
Charles Taber “Chucky” Burgdorf, 56 of Vesuvius passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a hard-fought battle with cancer on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. Born May 14, 1967, in Canandaiqua, New York, a son of Rosella Colleen O’Neil Burgdorf and the late Charley Taber Burgdorf.
Chucky was a graduate of Rockbridge High School and he attended Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. He began his career with the Lexington Police Department in 1988 and joined the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s Office in 1992. He was a well-respected patrol deputy, D.A.R.E. officer, and School Resource Officer. He retired in 2018 and in 2020 he rejoined the office in a part-time position as a deputy where he served until his passing. He was a member of the National Ski Patrol and attended Marlbrook Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, skiing, fishing, hunting, golfing, woodworking and spending summers boating at Smith Mountain Lake on his beloved yellow boat the “Empty Nest”.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 33 years; Forrest Burgdorf, children; Tylar Marcum (Travis), Taber Burgdorf (Mekayla), brother; Steven Patrick Burgdorf (Mary), sister; Debra Ann Taylor (Jerry), grandchildren; Wyatt James Marcum and Carson Rose Marcum and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at Marlbrook Baptist Church with Pastor John Tilley officiating. Burial will follow at Little River Presbyterian Cemetery in Goshen. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2023, at Harrison Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Taber Burgdorf, Steve Burgdorf, Jerry Taylor, Ashby Taylor, Travis Marcum and Corey Tomlin.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Special Olympics, 3212 Skipworth Road, Suite 100 Richmond, VA 23294 or your local SPCA.
Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington, VA.