Donald Howard Burchnell passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Greeneville Community Hospital East.\n \nDon was born in Springfield, Ohio February 11, 1936 to Reuben and Susan Burchnell.\n \nDon moved to Orlando, Florida in 1957 where he was a long-time electrical contractor, serving on boards in the electrical and construction industry, and he was an inventor. He moved to Greeneville in 1996 and was a member of Oak Grove Free Will Baptist Church, remaining active in the community working with the Opportunity House, the Hope Center, and always helping his friends and neighbors. \n \nHe is survived by his wife of 61 years: Georgiann Burchnell; sons and daughters-in-law: Donald James and Lillian Burchnell, and Joseph Reuben and Roxanne Burchnell; grandchildren: Christina and Will Gray, Rachel and Alex Hall, Joseph R. Burchnell, II, Cassie and Alex Burchnell, Jonathan and Page Burchnell, and April Burchnell; 5 great-grandchildren.\n \nHe was preceded in death by his; grandson: Bradley James Burchnell; 4 sisters.\n \nThe family will receive friends Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 12-3PM at Jeffers Funeral Chapel at Afton. The memorial service will follow visitation in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Billy Gragg officiating. Interment will be in Graceland Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be family. Bill Lockman is an honorary pallbearer. \nTo send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of \nDonald Howard Burchnell, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.