Ernest Charles Burkhead

Ernest Charles Burkhead, 83, of Elizabethtown, died Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Baptist Health Hardin. He was a native of Louisville, a member of Glendale Christian Church, and a former member of Lincoln Trail Builders Association. He was a developer and builder in Hardin County for the past 49 years and 17 years prior to that in Jefferson County. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly Tabb; and parents, Edwin Diamond Burkhead and Gertrude Mildred Johnson Burkhead. He is survived by his wife, Rita Burkhead; two daughters, Gayla (Mike) Eades and Janet (John) Lanz all of Elizabethtown; step-children, Sean (Jaime) Westcott, Toni Folse, and Tracey Dennison all of Elizabethtown; brother, J.C. Burkhead of Louisville; seven grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. The funeral is at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Glendale Christian Church with Bro. Mike Bell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Due to Covid-19 regulations, masks must be worn. Condolences may be expressed online at


Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Glendale Christian Church


Tuesday, February 23, 2021 starting at 2:00 PM
Glendale Christian Church