Lonnie Wayne Burwell, 67, of Marion, Illinois, formerly of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 12:22 P.M. November 8, 2018 at the Marion VA Medical Center. He was born April 17, 1951 in Champaign, Illinois to the late Clarence S. and Opal (McKinney) Burwell. Lonnie married Margo (Warren) Burwell on November 30, 1974 in Keenes, Illinois. They were blessed with nearly 44 years of marriage.
In addition to his wife, Lonnie is survived by his children, Tim Burwell and wife, Angela of Marion, Illinois and Matthew Burwell of Johnston City, Illinois; grandchildren, T.J. Burwell, Leianka Burwell, and Ryder Burwell, all of Marion, Illinois, and Leah of West Virginia; sister, Ruth Highfill and husband, Arthur of Mount Vernon, Illinois; sisters-in-law, Elene Burwell of Bluford, Illnois, Linda Burwell of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Glenda Burwell of Mount Vernon, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Lonnie was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Lonnie proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1971-1974. He worked for many years at Fi-Serve Corporation and later at Walmart before retirement. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Lonnie was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
A Visitation will be held Monday, November 12, 2018 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois with Reverend Randy Burwell, Jr. officiating. The American Legion Post #141 will conduct Full Military Honors. Interment will follow. Memorials may be made in Lonnie’s honor to the American Heart Association.