William Burhenn

By John Peters

September 21, 2013

William Burhenn, Jr., 81, of Mount Airy died Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at his home. Mr. Burhenn was born September 22, 1931, in Stonington, Colorado, a son of the late William Burhenn, Sr. and Josephine Christiansen Burhenn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his Wife, Emma Frances Brooks Burhenn, in October of 2012, and also by eight brothers and one sister. Surviving are two Sons and Daughters-in-law, William and Robin Burhenn of Covington, VA and Kelly and Vickie Burhenn of Ararat, VA ; one Daughter and Son-in-law, Theresa and Danny Boone of Covington, VA; four grandchildren, Chris Boone, Erin Boone, David Burhenn and Derek Burhenn; one step grandchild, Miranda Moncus; one step great grandchild, Carter Moncus one sister, and Brother-in-law, Ruby and Bill Ermel of Burlington, CO; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Sunday at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home in Covington, VA with the Rev. John Burns officiating. Interment will be made in Alleghany Memorial Park. The family will receive their friends Saturday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 PM at Arritt Funeral Home. The family suggests that donations in Mr. Burhenn’s name be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Online guest registration is available at