May 25, 1921 – February 1, 2010
IVA, SC - Willie Lee Burdette, age 88, of 319 Sarah Simpson Road, died Monday, February 1, 2010 at his home. Born in Iva, SC on May 25, 1921, Mr. Burdette was a son of the late Sam Burdette and Ola Gilreath Burdette and the husband of the late Sybil Gailey Griffin Burdette. He was a United States Army World War II veteran. He worked in textiles for many years and having retired from Riverside Mill. He was a member of Greater Harvest Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Survivors include his daughters, Drusilla Alewine of Lavonia, GA, Patsy Davis of Anderson and Arlene Ricketts of Iva; sons, Doyle Griffin, Jimmy Griffin and Ronnie Griffin, all of Anderson; brothers, Leo Burdette of Anderson and Harold Burdette of Belton; 10 grandchildren 24 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Faye Woodard Burdette; son Dennis Larry Griffin; brothers, Sammy, Theo and Henry Burdette and sister, Zoah B. Ayers.
The Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 12:30 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by the Reverends Frank Whitfield and Shane Elrod. Interment will follow in New Silver Brook Cemetery.
The family will be at the home of his daughter, Patsy Davis, 1115 Hickory Lane, Anderson and will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting
The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.