John Robert Burt Sr., age 62, of Alabaster, AL, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 11, 2023 surrounded by his children and close friends.
John was born to the union of James Richard Burt and Nancy Ray McClung in Spokane Washington on October 23, 1960, but spent most of his youth and young adult life in Greenville, AL where he served 4 years in the US Army shortly after graduating high school. He also served as a Paramedic and Firefighter for the Greenville Fire Department. In the late 1990’s John relocated to the Birmingham/Shelby County area where he worked in the entertainment industry as a karaoke and disc jockey until retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents James and Nancy Burt, child, Kelly Michelle Burt and brother Joseph “Uncle Joe” Burt.
John was a kind, intelligent and caring man who always put his children’s needs above his own. He impacted so many people through his love for Christ, family, music, conversation and Alabama football. He was a devout Christian and student of the Bible and shared his wisdom when opportunities would arise. He had a lifelong love for music and especially enjoyed singing and playing his guitar. He always had a way of sharing this passion to connect with people in a very special way. He loved Alabama football and never missed a game or an opportunity to brag on his beloved Tide.
John was funny, witty and a great friend, but above all, he was a family man and his kids and grandkids, who called him Papa John, were more important to him than anything else in life. He loved his family unconditionally and without expectations.
He leaves to cherish his memory son, John “Bobby” Robert Burt Jr. (Ginger); daughter, Star Alisa Pope (Xavier); son, Jared Russell Burt (Debra); daughter, Shelley Burt Silas (Michael); daughter, Christa Marie Burt; grandchildren Sidney, Haley, Riley, Brooklyn, XJ, Harper, Caroline, London, Kelley Mae, Kylie Jane; brother, James Burt; sister, Cindy Dewberry (Hubert); brother, Jerry Burt (Jill); and many cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends that loved him dearly.
Services for John will be Thursday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m. and will be laid to rest at Alabama National Cemetery at 2:45 p.m.
1 Corinthians 2:9 – But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.