Weldon Edward Burchett III

April 5, 1945 - May 2, 2022
Weldon Edward Burchett III

Weldon (Sonny) Edward Burchett III, 77 years of age, resident of Hudson, FL died on May 2nd, 2022. He was born April 5th, 1945 in Bartow Florida, he was the second of two children to the late Mary (Hay) and Weldon E Burchett Jr. He grew up in Ft. Meade, FL. He was the Senior Class President of Ft. Meade High School 1963. Lettering in Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. He graduated from Polk Community College then he found lifelong love with his wife Sharon (Vaughn) and they were married on July 31st, 1966. They moved to Tallahassee where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree at Florida State University. They raised their 3 children mostly in the Pasco County area. Sonny retired from New Home Sales after working in the industry for over 40 years. After retirement he dabbled in Home Re-sales geared to the 55+ communities. He looked forward to his High School Reunions and connecting with his lifelong friends. Through the years he enjoyed golfing and fishing with his friends, family, children and grandchildren. Sonny loved to watch automobile races, FSU games, golf and he enjoyed attending any HS sporting event in area. He was his happiest as a grandparent with family as his biggest treasure in life.

He is survived by his Wife Sharon (Vaughn), Daughter Andrea (Andi)/Rex Walker, Sons, Ed/Kim, and David/Carolyn, Grandchildren Ethan, Isabella/Jamal, Jack, Max, Jonah, Anthony, Ashley, Abi, Great Grandchild Arne, and Sister Jackie Gillispie/Bill.

A Celebration of his Life will be held on May 28th at First Baptist Church of Ft. Meade (307 E Broadway Street) with Visitation at 12 noon and services to follow at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations in his name to either the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or the SPCA Suncoast.


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  • July 22, 2022
    Jackie Burtnett Cumbie says:
    Jackie Burtnett Cumbie, I am so sorry for your loss Sharon. I will always remember you Sharon and Sonny. I hope you still remember me. Love always, Jackie Burtnett Cumbie

  • July 22, 2022
    Jackie Burtnett Cumbie says:
    Jackie Burtnett Cumbie Sharon Vaughn. I still miss you and Sonny! Jackie Burtnett Cumbie

  • May 06, 2022
    Edwin Charnie Hancock says:
    Sonny and I grew up in Fort Meade Fl. and attended First Baptist Church together before graduating from High School in 1963. Sonny and family were living in West Pasco County when I arrived in Banking 1976. Our children grew up together. Sonny was a good father and active Golfer and we player almost every weekend with the same foursome for several years. Sonny. Sharon, Gaylyn and I planned a number of Golfing vacations together primarily from Florida to North Carolina and enjoyed playing golf on many Golf Courses. We had many fun moments and laughs with long term memories. In 1990 I invited Sonny to play with me in the member guest at Cyprus Run Golf Club and we won the Handicap Division. That was a great weekend. Sonny and his family will always be in our hearts and prayers.

  • May 06, 2022
    Mike and Lauri Griffin says:
    Sonny and I were classmates throughout our high school days in Ft. Meade. He was loved and respected by his classmates who elected him President of our Senior class. He and I enjoyed our time as classmates and playing sports together. We also attended Boys State together. Due to my job I moved away from Florida and missed many years of our reunions. After returning to FL after many years away Sonny and I enjoyed reconnecting. Lots of memories exchanged there. Sharon, mine and Lauri’s thoughts and prayers are with you and your good family. Sonny will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him. Sonny, may you now Rest In Peace with no more tears, pain or worries! We love you brother, Mike ❤️

  • May 08, 2022
    Sharon Walker Choate says:
    Sharon I am so saddened to here about Sonny. My prayers go ot to you and your family at this time. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you comfort as only He can. Love you, Sharon

  • May 10, 2022
    Louise Jackson Stokes says:
    Sharon and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I pray for all of you as you travel this hard road. Sonny was a good man and will never be forgotten. May God give you strength in the coming days days to weather this storm. Love to all.

  • May 23, 2022
    Sherry Brick says:
    Sharon, Dave, Carolyn and family, We send much love and prayers for the comfort that you will share with one another. You were blessed with so many happy memories that will warm your hearts and keep Sonny alive always. We are thankful for the time the lord shared your husband and dad with you. We love you! Aunt Sherry and Uncle Merrill