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.